Monday, September 19, 2005

Is this America?

Paris' Le Monde in an editorial:

The entire world watched as American women and children wailed for help, as sick people expired of thirst on hot sidewalks. Such scenes of blacks fleeing devastation and despair are familiar from Somalia or Angola. Yet the images came from the world's richest country.

"America is discovering or rediscovering, that it harbors the Third World in its own bosom."

The national shame must surely prompt some soul searching.

"Is it reasonable to spend hundreds of millions to wage war on Iraq when America can't even protect its own citizens?"