Ok, just so everyone knows, I am very sympathetic to those in Mississippi and Louisiana who have been affected by the hurricane and breaking levees. I can't imagine the thought of having to leave my home for a minimum of 12 to 16 weeks. And then coming back to whatever might be left.
But I think this statement by Mississippi's governor, "I can only imagine that this is what Hiroshima looked like 60 years ago," said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour after touring the destruction by air Tuesday," (link to the whole article) qualifies as an amendment to Godwin's Law.
I can sympathize with the sentiment that there is a massive amount of destruction here. But there's an essential difference, that doesn't seem to warrant this type of comparison: the hurricane was a natural force. The bomb that destroyed Hiroshima was a man-made force that was actually a choice to use. Unless there are nuclear reactors around that are ready to explode, the aftermath of a hurricane really shouldn't be compared to the aftermath of an atom bomb.