There is an article in the Saturday NY Times
about the outrage across the U.S, and the world at the government's response to Katrina
. One paragraph that I thought was interesting (if a bit overstated):
"I am absolutely disgusted," said Sajeewa Chinthaka, 36, watching a cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, according to the Reuters news agency. "After the tsunami, our people, even the ones who lost everything, wanted to help the others who were suffering. Not a single tourist caught in the tsunami was mugged. Now with all this happening in the U.S., we can easily see where the civilized part of the world's population is."