September 07, 2005
FEMA Chief Sent Help Only After Storm Hit
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top U.S. disaster official waited hours after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast before he proposed to his boss sending at least 1,000 Homeland Security workers into the region to support rescuers, internal documents show.
Part of the mission, according to the documents obtained by The Associated Press, was to "convey a positive image" about the government's response for victims.
He waits until the storm hits, and then he actually has the gall to suggest that part of the mission should be to try to make the government look good.
Michael Brown shouldn't just be fired. He should be shot. Even better: He should be turned over to the survivors.
Also, you may recall that I earlier noted that one difference between Iraq and New Orleans is that this time the government isn't able to hide our American dead. Surprise! but That doesn't mean that the administration isn't going to try to hide them. Because, after all, all those dead people won't exactly convey a positive image about the government's reponse for victims, now, would they. And we can't have that.
Posted by john at September 7, 2005 10:09 AM
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