A collection of sharp quotes from the press around the world at BBC NEWS | Press dismay at Katrina chaos.
Katrina had more than the power of the wind and water, because, now, when they have subsided, it can still reveal the emptiness of an era, one that is represented by President George W Bush more than anyone. - Argentina's Clarin
'Emptiness' is a key word there. This is an era of emptiness. Where is the world going? What does it hope for? The rich hope for the next wave of technology and the poor hope for clean water. And the President of the greatest nation symbolises emptiness.