There was almost no ONE thing that made this far worse than it should have been. It was so sad to see the pathetic response & behavior from Nagin. I lived there prior to Katrina and it is simply unreal how such an incompetent (to put it mildly) city official could have ever been elected. Nagin has a long history of pathetic leadership and sadly he was mayor at a time they needed a great leader the most. I am hardly blaming him only but he was in 1st position to plan long before Katrina was even in the gulf. Sad. My family moved back, but I will only go to visit & not during Kurricane season, this was why I left. Thanks Brinkley - excellent research & reporting without political bias, just the facts.