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September 01, 2005
Give 'em hell, Jack
An obviously angry Jack Cafferty on CNN:
I'm 62, I remember the riots in Watts, I remember the earthquake in San Francisco, I remember a lot of things--I have never, ever seen anything as badly bungled and poorly handled as this situation in New Orleans. Where the hell is the water for these people? Why can't sandwiches be dropped to those people in that Superdome down there? This is Thursday! This is Thursday! This storm happened five days ago. It's a disgrace, and don't think the world isn't watching. This is the government the taxpayers are paying for and it's fallen right flat on its face, in the way its handled this thing.CNN is also reporting that Charity Hospital in New Orleans has no security, no Guardsmen, no military or police at all.
But don't worry--we've got all the troops we need to handle things.Jesus Christ on a pogo stick.
People are dying, right now, as a result of the Bush administration's utter fucking incompetence.
The mayor of the city of New Orleans ordered an evacuation on Sunday. For 24 hours, the cable newsies talked of the possibility of a catastrophic storm surge leaving the city under twenty feet of water. Whether or not anyone could have anticipated the breach of the levees, plenty of people were aware that they might be overwhelmed, and that New Orleans could soon face major devastation and flooding as a result.It's not like we didn't know that this might happen.
So why weren't more emergency personnel and equipment in place and ready to go?Why did it take the president two days to get back to DC? Why wasn't he in the White House on Sunday night, overseeing emergency preparations?
And what the fuck is Condi Rice doing attending Broadway shows and shopping for expensive shoes at a time like this?Sorry--does it "politicize" the issue to wonder whether we are quite literally being led by sociopaths and insane people?
From americablog:CNN just announced that New Orleans has now become so dangerous that FEMA is calling off its search and rescue operations in the city.
Glad Bush decided TODAY to send those extra troops on the aircraft carrier that should arrive, oh, when?
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Just a reminder--this is what George Bush did on Tuesday, well after it was clear that New Orleans was getting wiped off the map: