Thursday, September 08, 2005

Kinks singer joins anti-Bush lobby - Yahoo! UK & Ireland News

Ray Davies is one of the all time great pop song writers. "Waterloo sunset" is one of the greatest songs of all time. London built the Thames barrier to keep it from flooding. The Americans, as Davies observed first hand, left New Orleans to its fate.

"During another trip, Davies was driven to see the pump houses, and noticed that 'the whole infrastructure was very fragile'.

'The levees seemed insufficient for the amount of water surrounding the city. The roads were uneven and the tap water pressure in most houses was weak,' he said. 'The whole system appeared improvised.'

The singer, who had friends in New Orleans when Katrina struck, added that the city is no longer just an American responsibility."