Racism is partly to blame for the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Rev. (sic) Jesse Jackson said, calling President Bush's response to the disaster "incompetent."Folks, just one point needed to squash
"Today, as the President comes to Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi for his ceremonial trip to look at the victims of the devastation, he would do well to have a plan more significant than a ceremonial tour," Jackson said Friday.
"His whole response is unacceptable."
Bush has acknowledged that the federal response has not been acceptable, but promised that the government would get supplies to survivors and crack down on violence in New Orleans.
Jackson questioned why Bush has not named blacks to top positions in the federal response to the disaster, particularly when the majority of victims remaining stranded in New Orleans are black: "How can blacks be locked out of the leadership, and trapped in the suffering?"
"It is that lack of sensitivity and compassion that represents a kind of incompetence."
Behold the senior officer in charge of the military side of the relief efforts; U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore.
Move along. Nothing to see here. Move along.