America forgives you former secretary Rice. There was no youtube back then, New Orleans video coverage was mostly left to the soup letter networks in 2005.
Condoleezza Rice regrets shopping during Hurricane Katrina
AFP October 24, 2011 8:44AM
FORMER US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice regrets having gone shoe shopping and out for a night at the theatre while Hurricane Katrina ravaged the US Gulf coast, she writes in her memoir.

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"I'm still mad at myself for only belatedly understanding my own role and responsibilities in the crisis."