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3rd-Sep-2005 07:48 pm
Chertoff: Katrina scenario did not exist
However, experts for years had warned of threat to New Orleans
Defending the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff argued Saturday that government planners did not predict such a disaster ever could occur.

But in fact, government officials, scientists and journalists have warned of such a scenario for years.

Chertoff, fielding questions from reporters, said government officials did not expect both a powerful hurricane and a breach of levees that would flood the city of New Orleans.

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What the fuck is wrong with this? Why isn't this motherfucker being forced to resign now? INSANITY!
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4th-Sep-2005 12:10 am (UTC)
There is so much involved in his mess it is mind boggling! I am so pissed over this I can't believe they are trying to get us to believe the crap they are spewing that is deeper than the literal shit in the Superdome! When you look at the whole picture which is sarting to evolve.

More info maybe of interest, Jude.

The Clean up contract goes to Hsalliburton

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3335685

Info on Halliburton on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halliburton

Please read; under allegations of fraud; below only part of what they have been accused of doing. And Cheny owns lots of stock in Halliburton! Think any favoritism here?

The recorded interviewer asked, "Are you saying that Halliburton deliberately falsified the number of meals they prepared and then submitted false claims for reimbursement and that they did this to make up for past amounts auditors had disallowed?" Mayberry firmly answered "yes." He said that serving expired food rations was "an everyday occurrence, sometimes every meal." He also explained that Halliburton systematically overcharged for the number of meals as well, saying, "they were charging for 20,000 meals and they were only serving 10,000 meals." Dorgan later commented, "obviously there's no honor here, by a company that would serve outdated food to our troops in Iraq."

Mayberry also claimed would-be whistleblowers were threatened "to be sent to Falluja" and other "places under fire" if they talked to media or governmental oversight officials. In 2003 and 2004, Falluja had been well known as dangerous for foreign troops and civilians. "I personally was sent to Falluja for three weeks. The manager told me that I was being sent away until the auditors were gone, because I had talked to the auditors," Mayberry said.

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And my question is, these people get this job of clean up,to a mess that could have been on a lesser scale, had money been appropriated for building up those levees, but went to Iraq. They get money off the war and now money off this diaster because they didn't do everything they could o help prevent it! Probably also a no bid job and we're supposed to believe that Cheny and others aren't profiting off the deaths and desperation in he Southern US right now?

I wasn't born yesterday. Something stinks and it isn't he dead bodies in New Orleans.

Christina
4th-Sep-2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
Saw that as well yesterday, I'm not exactly sure how or why anyone is surprised by it though. I'll say this though, they've sure got balls. This is the only Administration that has ever puffed out its collective chest and been so 10' tall & bulletproof - but of course, no one's shooting THEM.
4th-Sep-2005 12:20 am (UTC)
I wonder if you saw this:

http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0410/feature5/

It was in the October 2004 issue.

According to a guy on NOW last night, who had presented just such a scenario to government officials, most of those in attendance weren't paying attention to his presentation but were instead, giggling amongst themselves in the back of the room.
4th-Sep-2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
I did, yes - and thanks!
4th-Sep-2005 12:41 am (UTC)
I think what's happening here is that the administration is desperately putting their ass-covering plan into action. Basically the way of shifting blame for mismanagement of a foreseeable event is to try and convince everyone that the event was, in fact, unforeseeable and therefore nothing could be done. This is something I'm sure they came up with for terrorist attacks, because despite the war on terrorism bullshit, they know something else will eventually happen, and if they fuck up a second time, they'll need an excuse. Except they now have been given a chance to trot this little plan out for a natural disaster.

The fact that everything he says is readily debunked is what makes this all the more circus-like. It's passed into the realm of the truly ludicrous.
4th-Sep-2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
It does border on the absurd, let's just hope that the people now affected by the reality of this situation will rethink their support for these assholes and will push that energy around.
4th-Sep-2005 01:44 am (UTC)
woah yea, your journal is interesting to read by the way, thought you might find this "interesting"

http://www.pandagon.net/archives/2005/08/sinners_in_the.html
4th-Sep-2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks, both for the compliment and for the link!
5th-Sep-2005 01:51 am (UTC)
hehe you're very welcome!
4th-Sep-2005 05:37 am (UTC)
Heard a wonderful quote in the trailer for "Vendetta:" (incidentally, it sounds like a very good movie) "People shouldn't be afraid of their government. The government should be afraid of the people."

Just thought you might like to hold onto that.
4th-Sep-2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
Let's hope that soon they will be!
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