The Disgrace Of The Louisiana Department Of Homeland Security
It is becoming almost impossible for the Democrats to place the horrific conditions at the New Orleans Superdome and Convention Center that lasted for four days at the feet of FEMA's head, Michael Brown, and President Bush. In an interview on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, Major Garrett of Fox News laid the blame squarely in Louisiana officials' laps:
HH: Making an encore appearance, and we're very grateful for it, Major Garrett of Fox News Channel. Major, you certainly made waves yesterday. Perhaps the most reported story in America was yours. You followed up on it tonight. What has your investigation into the Red Cross relationship with the Louisiana Department of Homeland Security revealed today?
MG: A couple of things. First of all, it established on tonight's Special Report, that it wasn't just the Red Cross. It was the Salvation Army. Both agencies, both organizations were ready, prepared, pre-positioned, eager, but were thwarted in their efforts to bring supplies, basic supplies...not everything these people needed, but core supplies to the Superdome, and then eventually, the convention center. Why? Because the New Orleans Department of Homeland Security said look. Our plan is to evacuate these people. Marty Evans, the President and the CEO of the American Red Cross, said on camera...you don't have to believe me. Believe her. You can read her own eyes, saying look. We were told if we came in, we would create an atmosphere that would lead people to stay, and give them the feeling that they should stay. And the state did not want that.
I, for one, can't wait for the bipartisan congressional hearings!
Posted by Rick | September 9, 2005 02:22 AM