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Thursday, September 1

"We're just a bunch of rats. That's how they've been treating us." -- Earle Young, stranded at the Superdome with 10,000 other New Orleans residents

Friday, September 2
dead woman floating in the New Orleans flood
The infamous picture of a dead woman floating, unattended, in the flood waters of New Orleans

"Call it biblical. Call it apocalyptic. Whatever you want to call it, take your pick," says New Orleans resident Robert Lewis after being rescued from his flooded home. "There were bodies floating past my front door. I've never seen anything like that."

"I remember the riots in Watts. I remember the earthquake in San Francisco. I remember a lot of things. I have never seen anything as badly handled as this situation in New Orleans. Where the hell is the water for these people? Why can't sandwiches be dropped to those people in that Superdome down there? It's a disgrace. And don't think the world isn't watching." -- CNN's Jack Cafferty, September 2

"A modern metropolis sinking in water and into anarchy -- it is a really cruel spectacle for a champion of security like Bush. Bin Laden, nice and dry in his hideaway, must be killing himself laughing." -- Paris's Liberation magazine