[copied from PRAWNWorks]
Liberal Street Fighter comments on the complete absense of leadership concerning the disaster in New Orleans. Americablog points out that, yes, Bush and the Iraq War are to blame for the scale of the disaster. Query on American TV News vs the BBC.
Director of FEMA places beginning of knowledge about New Orleans disaster as early as Monday morning, which means the President should explain why response was two days late. Rightwingers are blaming the entertainment industry for their slow response. Also, up to 20 oil rigs in Gulf of Mexico are now missing, making for possible economic disaster on top of everything else. Billmon takes a long and balanced look at the crisis and provides a list of groups to make donations to.