I hope everyone is prepared for the carnage that is slowly being revealed by the receding waters. It will dwarf 9/11’s toll, both in numbers and in physical horror, if not in ideological terror. God can always outdo man. Brace yourselves.
We must also be prepared for the collective howl of blame coming from certain observers. I almost typed ‘coming from both sides.’ However, the "both sides" phrase--spoken to create the illusion of fairness--is a crock. Only some will shriek loud and long about blame for a natural disaster. Others will act to bury the dead, heal the sick and the injured and house the homeless. Some will look at the facts, the timeline of events, and the actions of the principals and come to a conclusion. Others have already reached the only conclusion that fits with their philosphical underpinnings.
Keep praying, keep giving and keep working. I won’t exhort you to keep talking, because we all know that the talking has only begun.
KATRINA RELIEF: Chicago Jewish Community Online