Some pictures from the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans

Available here. The devastation is still incredible, even six months later. These were taken in January.

I get asked sometimes why I have such contempt for the Bush administration. These pictures give you a sense of why--the rampant incompetence of those in charge of the reconstruction is evident. It's come to this--Bush could come up with the greatest policy of all time, a way to stop death using nothing but tap water, for example, and he'd find a way to fuck it up.

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