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The United States of NuxVomica
Posted by nuxvomica in The DU Lounge
Sun Sep 04th 2005, 03:51 PM
"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees. They did appreciate a serious storm but these levees got breached and as a result much of New Orleans is flooded and now we're having to deal with it and will." Pres. George W. Bush

"And although the planning was not complete, a lot of work had been done. But there were two problems here. First of all, it's as if someone took that plan and dropped an atomic bomb simply to make it more difficult. We didn't merely have the overflow, we actually had the break in the wall. And I will tell you that, really, that perfect storm of combination of catastrophes exceeded the foresight of the planners, and maybe anybody's foresight." Homeland Security Sec. Michael Chertoff.

"In this catastrophic event, everything that we had pre-positioned and ready to go became overwhelmed immediately after the storm." FEMA Dir. Michael Brown.

"I hadn't ever drove a bus." Jabbar Gibson, a 20-year-old New Orleans man after commandeering an abandoned bus, picking up 70 evacuees and driving 13 hours to Houston.
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