The editorial in Sunday's Times Picayune calmly and clearly explains what awaits coastal Louisiana residents if the Bush administration refuses to endorse or create a program to come to the aid of homeowners whose homes were wrecked by Katrina and Rita: foreclosure.
The flawed Baker Plan was better than nothing and nothing is exactly what Bush is offering homeowners in New Orleans and other affected areas now.
Providing this assistance isn't optional. It is a moral obligation and duty that the national government has to American citizens whose lives and property were ruined by failures of levees that were the responsibility of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Bush's promises to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast were lies. Action speak louder than his words.