I don't know why people are so shocked or outraged at the Bush Administration's response to getting people out of Beruit specifically and Lebanon in general.
I have one word for you... KATRINA.
I mean, with a good deal of warning, they failed to evacuate New Orleans and other Gulf Coast areas before, during and after the hurricane.
Why would ANYONE expect them to have an efficient, expedient and coordinated plan to move people out of a foreign country? Is the country's collective memory THAT short?
I'm not saying what's going on is justified, just that I can't believe anyone would expect otherwise from the King of Incompetence and his ilk.