New Orleans is a very special place to me; it's one of the 2 places on earth I call the home of my heart. The French Quarter is one of the few places where I feel completely relaxed, at home so to speak. And may God (the one I don't believe in) damn the Bush administration to hell. It doesn't matter whether it's incompetence, not caring, or cold nutwing political calculation. They're killing NOLA and nothing can excuse it.
They'd have you believe differently of course. Shrub himself said:
And tonight I also offer this pledge of the American people: Throughout the area hit by the hurricane, we will do what it takes, we will stay as long as it takes, to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives. And all who question the future of the Crescent City need to know there is no way to imagine America without New Orleans, and this great city will rise again.