Monday, September 12, 2005

Poor

Responding to a reporter about criticism that a racial component was behind the government's slow response after Katrina hit, President George W. Bush, answered "The storm didn't discriminate, and neither will the recovery effort." Let’s assume he is correct. Let’s assume that the US government did its utmost to save lives and the slow response was just the result of unpredictable circumstances.

Still, who suffered most? Millionaires or the underprivileged? Those who could afford to leave New Orleans or those who did not? Again, the poor suffered most. Living in Iraq, Palestine, Europe or the United States it’s always the poor that suffer most.