Again…I wish we were even one-tenth as powerful as people claim

Back in January, I noted that Aljazeera was an early adopter of the “the U.S. knew about the tsunami ahead of time” but that’s nothing:

Germany’s Environmental Minister Blames Bush For Hurricane Katrina

David Kaspar writes:

Consider this a job application on the part of Mr. Trittin. He will be kicked out of office as a result of the German election on September 18 and desperatedly looks for a new employer.

While New Orleans has been devastated and many people have lost their lives, it’s good to see that the predictions of disaster of “biblical proportions” overshot by a fair amount. I’d caution, though, that the next couple of weeks are going to be terrible.

All because of George Bush.

When is the French aircraft carrier and military relief effort going to arrive?

And: Show me the kronors!


  1. Don’t worry New Orleans. International help is on the way United Nations (personally led by Kofi Annan), the French, Germans, Iranians and North Koreans are sending large contingents armed with giant straws to remove the flood waters pronto. That’s correct, they all really SUCK!

  2. French aircraft carrier… Marvelous idea. Drive it into that long breach in the levee. The carrier should be long enough to plug the breach if they just kinda drive up alongside and then let the current suck it sideways. (They’re French; they oughta like that.) The only problem would be to keep the boat afloat until it gets to NO.

  3. Trittin showed poor taste, worse timing and bloody awful science, but do you really think nobody will pitch in to help? Aren’t you being just a shade over-cynical? I also checked out the Al-Jazeera link. Dubious about the headline, but the actual article was accurate (at least it agreed exactly with a BBC documentary on the same topic)and non-judgemental.

  4. Just found this (on Yahoo News); CARACAS (AFP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered to send food and fuel to the United States after the powerful Hurricane Katrina pummeled the US south, ravaging US crude production. The leftist leader, a frequent critic of the United States and a target himself of US disapproval, said Venezuela could send aid workers with drinking water, food and fuel to US communities hit by the hurricane. ‘We place at the disposition of the people of the United States in the event of shortages — we have drinking water, food, we can provide fuel,’ Chavez told reporters.