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Apr 6, 2005
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In case you aren’t familiar with how our government is SUPPOSED to work:
The chain of responsibility for the protection of the citizens in New Orleans is:
1. The Mayor
2. The New Orleans director of Homeland Security (a political appointee of the Governor who reports to the Governor)
3. The Governor
4. The Head of Homeland Security
5. The President

What did each do?
1. The mayor, with 5 days advance, waited until 2 days before he announced a mandatory evacuation (at the behest of the President). The he failed to provide transportation for those without transport even though he had hundreds of buses at his disposal.
2. The New Orleans director of Homeland Security failed to have any plan for a contingency that has been talked about for 50 years. Then he blames the Feds for not doing what he should have done. (So much for political appointees)
3. The Governor, despite a declaration of disaster by the President 2 DAYS BEFORE the storm hit, failed to take advantage of the offer of Federal troops and aid. Until 2 DAYS AFTER the storm hit.
4. The Director of Homeland Security positioned assets in the area to be ready when the Governor called for them.
5. The President urged a mandatory evacuation, and even declared a disaster State of Emergency, freeing up millions of dollars of federal assistance, should the Governor decide to use it.


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Jul 4, 2005
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No. The Governor of the State contacts the President of the US and askes him to declare a State of Emergency. The Governor of LA did that. The President of the US declares a state of Emergency. Bush did that. Then Homeland Security goes into action to help those in need. Homeland Security did not do that. Spin all you want. The facts are out there for anyone to see. The incompetence of this Administation was on every news station in the world. Our enemies have to be heartened by the utter lack of leadership they saw in the response to Katrina.

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