Just to make things clear, I blame Bush (dubya) and his politically appointed cronies for the situation in NOLA.
It’s a horrible situation that while not completely avoidable could have been handled differently beginning with preparations that should have begun years ago.
The question that’s been growing in my mind since 9/11 is "are we slowly and inexoribly moving towards a complete police state under Bush?" For that matter, has this been happening for decades and I just haven’t noticed? To me it seems that the we really started to lose our basic rights with the creation of Homeland Security.