This is like Iraq - we don't need your damned help! We can't leave because the Iraqis need us, but we never discuss having other countries take over there. And we have left thousands of American citizens from the Gulf Coast to fend for themselves because we just don't need any help from anyone.
The struggle to apply foreign aid in the aftermath of the hurricane, which has cost U.S. taxpayers more than $125 billion so far, is another reminder of the federal government's difficulty leading the recovery. Reports of government waste and delays or denials of assistance have surfaced repeatedly since hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck in 2005.