Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Blaming the Victims

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich:
How can you have the mess we have in New Orleans, and not have had deep investigations of the federal government, the state government, the city government, and the failure of citizenship in the Ninth Ward, where 22,000 people were so uneducated and so unprepared, they literally couldn't get out of the way of a hurricane.
Read more here. And if you've not seen Spike Lee's documentary, When the Levees Broke, it's astonishing, powerful stuff. Maybe someone should arrange a screening?

UPDATE: More New Orleans, from The New Yorker.

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