Friday, September 09, 2005

Katrina, NOLA Timeline... FEMA KNEW. This is not the "blame game," this is ACCOUNTABILITY.

Today NPR's "All Things Considered" had basically what could be considered the Katrina Timeline. It shows that the local, state and federal government, including FEMA were all communicating as early as Thursday, August 25 about Hurricane Katrina.

On Friday Joe Suhayda, a scientist formerly of LSU, sat and watched the models he created and warned about, come true. Walter Mastrie, who has long been involved in hurricane preparedness, starting sending the alarm and warnings that non-alarmist, Max Mayfield, of the National Hurricane Center, gave him.

Through meetings FEMA was involved every step of the way. They can't claim other wise. This isn't finger pointing, this is accountability. This isn't myth and partisan head hunting, this is the truth. And really because of the spin and the cover-up this administration is trying to foster, it cannot be trusted to investigate itself. We need an independent commission.

Please listen, especially if you have doubts. To borrow a phrase; "If you aren't outraged, you aren't listening."

Katrina Timeline: Unexecuted Plans
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4839666

Katrina Timeline: Misdirected Aid
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4839669

Background on Joe Suhayda and Walter Mastrie:
Hurricane Risk for New OrleansSeptember 2002
http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/wetlands/hurricane1.html
http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_neworleans.html
http://www.davidgalbraith.org/archives/000929.html

Bravo:
I tip my hat to State Senator Walter J. Boasso (R) for leadership by example (watch "Politics Aside" on ABC Nightline http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/)
http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Boasso/

2 comments:

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