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Total Incompetence

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Jul 4, 2005
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And this incompetent is still drawing his huge salary from the goverment and still "in charge." Does anyone see why the Iraqi war is a disaster. This entire admistrartion is incompetent. And don't try to say the Governor of LA didn't ask for help. On the LA State webpage is her request for a disaster declaration and on the White House Page is the Presidents declaration of a disaster both dated well before Katrina hit.

Link below; my emphasis.

""The government's disaster chief waited until hours after Hurricane Katrina had already struck the Gulf Coast before asking his boss to dispatch 1,000 Homeland Security workers to support rescuers in the region — and gave them two days to arrive, according to internal documents.
Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, sought the approval from Homeland Security Secretary Mike Chertoff roughly five hours after Katrina made landfall on Aug. 29. Brown said that among duties of these employees was to "convey a positive image" about the government's response for victims.
Before then, FEMA had positioned smaller rescue and communications teams across the Gulf Coast. But officials acknowledged Tuesday the first department-wide appeal for help came only as the storm raged."

This ain't gonna last," New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas told his security guard as they watched the waters of Lake Pontchartrain rising and racing and eating away at the dirt levee beneath the concrete floodwall built to protect New Orleans from disaster. It was 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28. Hurricane Katrina was still 14 hours away, but the sea surge had begun. Thomas returned to the city's hurricane war room and announced, to anyone who was listening, "The water's coming into the city."

Yet the Mayor did nothing, in fact he only ordered the City "evacuated" Yesterday....

he knew about all the relief and reconstruction and restoration projects that had been discussed but never paid for or carried out, and he knew his beloved old city was doomed.

But little did he Know that the two levels of Goverment "required by Law" would not do thier Job, and thus the Choas continued....

Nagin himself had problems of his own. He had opened up the Superdome to thousands of people—but nobody seemed to have had a plan to care for them or to get them out of there. There were promises of buses that never came. Some 500 National Guardsmen showed up to keep order, but the nervous young soldiers waved their weapons about. People began to complain that they were being held in a prison. Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco seemed uncertain and sluggish, hesitant to declare martial law or a state of emergency, which would have opened the door to more Pentagon help.

So not calling in the Military lays the blame on HER the Goverment...but some will deny Facts....and rely on thier own opinion...

Bush traveled to the region in part to work out a deal with local officials to establish a clearer chain of command....Officials worked through the weekend trying to hammer out the jurisdictional issues...

Why should the President of the United States of America have to travel to the "region" to meet with "local" officails such as the Mayor, and Govenor, because they stood in the way of getting the job done......once they relinquished legal control, the Feds could then act...

So blame Bush all you want our constitution and laws that protect our State and Local rights, and prevents the Feds from running rufshod over them can also be a wall of ineffectiveness when local and state officials tie the same hands that help, at the expense of the poor.....

All Quotes taken from Newsweek

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