Yahoo News/AP: New Orleans Mayor Issues ‘Desperate SOS’

MSNBC: Cries for help spread across New Orleans — Local official blames FEMA for ‘national disgrace’; mayor issues ‘SOS’

The interdictor – a blog from Directnic HQ in downtown New Orleans

Things are an absolute mess there which I think is completely unacceptable. Given the massive size of the US military and national guard, I do not understand why security has not already been achieved in the city. Either FEMA (and at the end of the day Bush) are asleep at the switch or don’t care, or our nation’s resources are completely stressed to the max by the war in Iraq.

I have been hesitant to make the connection between the war and the absolute debacle in Louisiana (because I think often folks are too quick to make claims for political advantage), but I think my hesitation is no longer needed — either the connection is there OR our nation’s leadership is completely inept to handle a crisis like this.