Lynn at Big Fat Liberial reminds us of an important fact about why so many of those trapped by the hurricane were there.
But, you know, one third of the population of New Orleans lived below the poverty level. THEY HAD NO WAY TO LEAVE! THEY HAD NO OPTIONS!
Newsweek has a good piece on how and why Americans ought to aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina, it also look as looting, both acceptable and unacceptable.
we have an ethical obligation to help in a way that does not incur a great burden on us.
Again, a plea, go by the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund or the charity of you choice, and give what you are able.