Written on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 by Jessica
I don't understand how someone could even suggest that Katrina could come close to "our equivalent of the Asian tsunami".
CNN has removed all trace of the quote from their website (undoubtedly due to potential backlash), but I do have a screen shot of a cached page that contained the quote in a link. And as you can see from the first link, someone else had the foresight to reproduce the quote instead of just linking to it.
Even if no one had been evacuated, we would never have approached the tsunami in terms of loss of life because we have infinitely more resources to mount an immediate rescue operation.