Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Katrina Disinformation

I seems like there is a lot of bogus information on the wire these days about what's up in Louisiana. For a couple of hours I saw an AP piece about how the 7 looters that were shot and killed were actually construction contractors, somehow that story got magically erased. How about those stories about rape and murder of kids? Why is it that the Guardian says it's bunk?

Despite all that crap, I just can't believe that the US gov't let hundreds of thousands of people rot without food or water for four freaking days. It doesn't take a logistical genius to figure out how to move that stuff out there when you've had four full days of warning . That's an eight day response to total carnage, pathetic. Would the same thing happen if it was NYC, DC or Chicago? Probably not, jump to your own conclusions why that is.

Whoever is in charge of FEMA should be criminally charged because this is probably the most catastrophic and avoidable failure of it's kind that I have ever seen in my lifetime.

If it was up to me, there'd be loaded planes, boats and choppers on the ground ready to go well before the storms hit. Didn't anybody learn anything from the last hundred years of major disasters?

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