UPDATED: Doctors forced to kill patients

Update: The veracity of this article has been challenged by blogger and investigative journalist Ron Brynaert.

Should the Republicans' Katrina revisionism begin to take hold of your friends or family; should they believe that it wasn't really that bad, or that authorities had it under control, here's yet another in a series of emerging stories to re-break your heart.

A doctor from a New Orleans hospital tells the Daily Mail of her, and her colleagues' decision to "[inject] morphine into those patients who were dying and in agony. If the first dose was not enough, I gave a double dose. And at night I prayed to God to have mercy on my soul."

This was clearly not a decision she took lightly, but one she was forced into due to the inadequate response: "I didn't know if I was doing the right thing. But I did not have time. I had to make snap decisions, under the most appalling circumstances, and I did what I thought was right."

The Mail notes that the grieving families are in agreement on who's responsible: "Their families believe their confessions are an indictment of the appalling failure of American authorities to help those in desperate need."

And the final irony is that the "doctor" quoted in the article must, understandably maintain her anonymity for fear of prosecution in Louisiana, which does not permit euthanasia. Maybe the driver of the bus that shepherded dozens to safety and this doctor can pool resources and share an attorney.

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