More horror stories from Katrina
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"Blair apologizes to Britons caught in New Orleans during Katrina. The British Foreign Office was repeatedly "rebuffed" by both US State Department and Louisiana state officials when it came to getting their own citizens out. Some US rescuers even took photos of stranded Britons, and asked them to flash their tops (a la Mardi Gras)...leaving without them when they wouldn't comply. British nationals were left to fend for themselves as US citizens were given priority for evacuation. Get ready for more stories like this as foreign nationals who survived Katrina make it home."

(posted by bitter-girl.com at 1:43 PM PST
[60 comments total])

I can only pray that these "show me" stories aren't true...


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Anonymous said...

I question the validity of the postings of anyone named "bitter-girl" There is enough horror here just dealing with this problem. No matter if it is true or not true, It just adds fuel to fires. With all the heroic efforts of the National Guard and the other workers, seems alittle (out there) some guys would leave someone because they didn't show their TITS. If true, there are despicable people in all walks of life in every country . They take any opportunity to loot, rob, rape or take pot shots at innocent people trying to rescue others. One event should not be used as a generalization which will disparage
the vallant efforts of so many.
Hopefully this is food for thought.

Michelle said...

I agree... There's plenty to be bitter about in this story, but also plenty of people who've valiantly fought against adversity for the greater good. I just wish that leadership had done so while there was still the chance to save thousands of people.

Anonymous said...

ditto

Anonymous said...

I blame the "dingbat" govenor and the slick, smooth talker of a mayor for the first failure to our folks down here. These folks just live like the slogan "let the good times role" nothing can happen to us. We lived in denial here in N.O. . no more!

Michelle said...

Check out the timeline published by the Boston Globe last Sunday... One way or another, I think this absolutely mind-boggling disaster demonstrates a huge, cascading failure of responsibility among leaders that's surely not restricted to one political party, going all the way from the bottom all the way to the top. (Indeed, it seems that even local business managers made some appalling decisions, from some of the buzz that's out there... Hmmm, more training in business ethics, anyone??)