Originally posted by subz
I am not sure how one can investigate oneself and actually turn up anything incriminating...
The White House has NO REASON to be investigated over
Katrina! It was the responsibility of the Govenor of Louisiana and
the Mayor of New Orleans to get people out who wanted to get out.
THEY failed. The govenor is the one who should have called in the
National Guard right away. The Mayor was too busy getting himself
and all his buddies evacuated from the court house to be doing what
he should have. Frankly, the people who could have left, but who
refused to leave failed the entire country. Now we have to spend our
tax money on troops and police to go in boats house to house to
get them out. The thugs who were shooting at engineers trying to
stop the water from coming in, and who were shooting at doctors and
nurses as they evacuated patients from the hospitals also failed
us all. The looters failed us all - the massive looting of goods (not food,
but GOODS) while a good number of people shot at rescue helicopters
chilled the hearts of those who are normally generous in donating.
FEMA was poised and ready. (Brown did an excellent job with the
hurricanes last year - the four down in Florida and the Gulf.)
The Red Cross was poised and ready.
The White House (read - BUSH) authorized IN ADVANCE a State of
Emergency for Louisiana so that funds could be loosed and so that
FEMA and others could be ready to go in. The White House considered
envoking the Insurrection Law before Katrina hit. That would have
given the federal government full control over the situation - in effect -
neutralizing the Mayor and the Govenor of Louisiana. That thought
was dropped because it was believed (and rightly so) that the democrats
would have had a cow over it - a Republican president taking control
from a Democrat mayor and a Democrat Govenor.
It's amusing to watch the anti-Bushies blame him for the short comings
of a state govenor. The White House isn't to blame for anything in this.
Who failed the people of America - The Govenor, the Mayor, the people
who could leave but wouldn't, the thugs who shot at rescue workers,
the massive looters of goods (not food). If you want to blame anyone
blame THEM, the idiots who built a city on the coast BELOW SEA LEVEL,
and of course KATRINA.
Hey what an idea, huh? Blame the STORM for the destruction and the
idiots who built the city below sea level.
[edit on 9/10/2005 by FlyersFan]