Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Abandonment

I see George Bush blaming the "Bureaucracy" for all the problems.

I heard the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff repeat the lie that they didn't deal with the disaster because the papers all said New Orleans dodged the bullet Tuesday morning.


Has anybody told George that he, personally, built the bureacracy that directly caused the deaths of thousands?

George Bush, personally, has now killed more Americans than Bin Laden. More citizens of New Orleans would be alive right now if FEMA had simply not existed on Tuesday morning.

Aaron Brousard, President of Jefferson Parish in New Orleans said this on Meet the Press:

"… Whoever is at the top of this totem pole, that totem pole needs to be chainsawed off and we’ve got to start with some new leadership. It’s not just Katrina that caused all these deaths in New Orleans here. Bureaucracy has committed murder here...

Three quick examples. We had Wal-Mart deliver three trucks of water. FEMA turned them back. They said we didn’t need them. This was a week ago. FEMA, we had 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on a Coast Guard vessel docked in my parish. When we got there with our trucks, FEMA says don’t give you the fuel. Yesterday — yesterday — FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards and said no one is getting near these lines…"

"...I want to give you one last story and I’ll shut up and let you tell me whatever you want to tell me. The guy who runs this building I’m in, Emergency Management, he’s responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, “Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?” and he said, “Yeah, Mama, somebody’s coming to get you.” Somebody’s coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Friday… and she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night! [Sobbing] ..."

"Good job, Brownie!" George W. Bush told the man he appointed to head FEMA. A man fired from his previous job running horse shows.

This morning I heard the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs say, "We got there on Friday and by then, everything was well taken care of."

“Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?” and he said, “Yeah, Mama, somebody’s coming to get you.” Somebody’s coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Friday… and she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night! [Sobbing] ..."

Courage,

Steve

You can watch the video of Mr. Brousard breaking down on national tv if you wish...I couldn't.

Abandonment

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