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I continue to read updates on the
situation in the hurricane ravished gulf. I can not believe these
people still do not have any food and water. I would expect this in
a third world country but not in America. I laugh to myself at the
tax dollars that our government have used in preparations for
terrorists attacks. It is very clear to me that our government is
not prepared for anything. I have also noticed in all the pictures
that the majority of the people are black and poor. I can not help
but wonder if maybe color and social status has something to do with
the lack of help. This is so sad and very sick.
[Note from the ed: This letter was sent to LDN on Thursday,
September 01. It was held to date in deference to understanding the
truth of the situation and in respect for efforts of rescuers on the
While it does appear that there were poor preparations and response
by some government entities, it is difficult to measure that in the
face of so large a natural force as that of Katrina over an
inhabited territory that was as vulnerable as the Gulf coast in
geography and in population.
Illinois and other states were ready to go to the assistance of
Louisiana and continue to offer mutual aid as requested.]
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