Thursday, September 01, 2005

Waiting for a Leader

George W. Bush gave one of the worst speeches of his life yesterday, especially
given the level of national distress and the need for words of consolation and

When I first read those words, I thought they were the words of what Orrin Hatch would call a nutcake blogger.

It was an editorial from The New York Times.

Every day, more people in these areas are going to die. Fresh water needs to be brought in. For those areas inaccessible by truck, air drop it in. Most of these people have been without water for over 72 hours, which is getting into lethal territories.

Please note: I am not criticizing agencies like the Red Cross. They are there, doing the best they can.

However, they can only do so much.

I'm just sick of seeing any area of this country reduced to third-world status, with armed gangs ruling the streets and refugees dying because the country's leader is too unconcerned.


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