The time will come, and come very soon, when the great self-critical mechanisms of American society and government will go to work to study what went wrong. Those who deserve blame will get blame in plenty then. But now – with the dead still uncounted and unburied, with the living still struggling for refuge and help, is there not something indecent about the haste with which the American left avidly tries to turn this terrible disaster to political account?
Is there not something bizarre about their willingness to fire off accusation after accusation, each contradicting the last? The disaster was caused by the Bush administration’s failure to protect the environment from global warming …. no, no, it was caused by the administration’s refusal to manipulate the environment by funding more levees to control the Mississippi River …. it’s Iraq, no it’s budget cuts, no it’s wetlands, and on and on and on.
Good God, what is wrong with these people? Will they ever learn to see somebody else’s misfortune as something more than their political opportunity?
Mississippi governor Haley Barbour is right. This tragedy is bringing out the worst in many people.