Friday, September 02, 2005
America the Incompetent
Nearly forty years ago USA - the weathiest nation on earth - sent men to the moon, the country has enough nukes to destroy the world several times over and its government believes it has the power to forcibly invade countries such as Iraq and change their destiny for good. In other words it is a mighty country with the power to do almost anything. But if you ask the citizens of the city of New Orleans they would today, I am sure, give a different answer.
After the dreadful tsunami in Bandar Aceh, Indonesia had organised aerial food drops within 48 hours of the disaster. And yet five days after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of America people were still facing a massive shortage of food, drinking water and emergency medical facilities. There is a complete collapse in law and order as some of the locals are looting and creating mayhem due to the breakdown in civic authority. Thousands of people have died - dead bodies seem to be floating everywhere - and more will continue to die because of sheer incompetence.
As Hurricane Katrina headed for Alabama and Mississippi President Bush spent the time at his Texas ranch enjoying his holiday. The man has broken all records for taking presidential vacations.
The USA may be the world’s sole super power but I for one moment don’t envy them for having a complete ass for president.