You can't blame one person, Bush did this Bush did that. Their are 10s of thousands of people working on this. Federal troops can only be called in when and only when the Gov. of that state asks for them. The Gov. of Lousiana only asked for troops WEDNESDAY. FEMA had to ask for air drops. You cant just say well they should have happened. I have yet to see a single person post how the event actually unfolded. As of Monday it looked like New Orleans would be ok and parts of Mississippi took harder hits. Then the levees broke. At this point every agency that was waiting away from the path of the storm was moving in most of which were heading to the hardest hit areas. By the time people learned the levees broke the city was flooded. Now instantanously we should have troops their? How does this happen? Most of the relieve forces we had their were not made to go through 4-5 feet of water. The area effected is the size of the UK, everyone from the UK "O its Bushes Fault!" just immagine that, 90k sq miles. Now we have to send troops in. These troops have never been here, their are few street signs, most streets are blocked for miles. You cant compare this to any other disaster, Tsunami, it took a week for the ships to get their, it wasnt next day, aleast for the US. 9/11, a few blocks were affected, not thousands of miles that all need help, you cant just blast through that area to get to New Orleans everyone needs help. Everything in the US seems to turn into Racism. THe majority of the city is Black theirfor the majority of people affected are Black (amazing how that works). If it would have hit a primarily white city you would have the same problem but noone would pull the race card. The fact that they are poor black and mostly democratic has nothing to do with the problem, most of the people that are asked dont think it is, its only the american news trying to make a story where there isnt one. Most of these people could have gotten out. 90% of every person interviewed on the news say either they though they could ride it out, or their flight was canclled. both of which could have been prevented if they heeded the advice of officials sooner. Bush took money out of the budget for the levees? Every single city wants more federal money its not in the budget. Everything looks different in Hiensight, maybe marshlands should not have been built on. 80% of the city is flooded, which part isn't? the French Quater, the only piece of the city above sea level and the only part of the city its origional occupiers build on (the French). I live in the coal regions of PA, for 35 years (before i was born) we have been asking for money to remove the coal dirt deposits that if we get a big enough rain storm will turn into a slid and wash my house and several thousand others away, should my grandfather not have built here? Possibly, but if i get a 3 day warning that it will happen when it does i wouldn't expect the military the come bail me out next day.... Bottom line, you can't wave a wand and things happen. When i pay taxes i pay Bourough, City, County, State, and Federal taxes, All of those athoritys have to work together. Federal troops can only go in when Local government asks for them. Welcome to a democracy. You cant blame the federal Govt when it was a local blunder.