Hogan's Alley

Monday, September 26, 2005

But So What?

Now that it has become clear that stories of murder, rape and pillage in New Orleans were massively overstated, the facts that remain were still awful to contemplate. What still remains true is that:

  1. Thousands of people, the weakest and poorest, were left in that city despite years of planning and ample warning of the coming tragedy.
  2. Thousands of those were purposely gathered at the Superdome and Convention Center with out adequate pre-positioning of food, water and toilet facilities, and with no adequate plan for rescuing them.
  3. Despite the fact that the horrors at those two facilities were there for all the world to see, the authorities failed to notice for several days.