Saturday, September 03, 2005

Over the Top Criticism

I think that there are many, many legitimate criticisms that can be about the government's response top Katrina (I strongly disagree with Bryan at Arguing With Signposts about that), but that legitimate criticism risks being drowned out by some on the far left who argue that the delays have a racial element to them.

This is not about race, it is about incompetence, political cronyism and misplaced priorities (about which I will post more later). To make it about race is not only wrong, but will be harmful to addressing the problems that Katrina has exposed in our ability to deal with natural and man made disasters.

(UPDATE - Robert George has a more nuanced view about race and relief that is more correct than what I said above. I also wonder sometimes if Jesse Jackson isn't on the RNC payroll.)