12:15 p.m.: Looting Continues Throughout CityAnd hasn't this guy been on vacation for, oh, a month already ? I guess he works in one of those Old Europe countries with the socialized condoms and 32-hour work weeks:
At a Walgreen's drug store in the French Quarter this morning, people were running out with grocery baskets and coolers full of soft drinks, chips and diapers. When police finally showed up, a young boy stood at the door and shouted a warning, and the crowd scattered.
A tourist from Philadelphia compared the scene to "downtown Baghdad."
Nearby, looters ripped open the steel gates from the front of stores on Canal Street. They filled industrial-sized garbage cans with clothing and jewelry and floated them down the street on bits of plywood and insulation. -- Associated Press
11:50 a.m.: President Bush Cutting Vacation Short
President George W. Bush is cutting his vacation short and returning to Washington to monitor recovery efforts.