Friday, September 02, 2005

Lying Piece Of Shit

Apparently, CNN would have us believe there's a 'debate' over whether the response to the New Orleans disaster was 'magnificent' or 'an embarrassment'.

It appears the sole proponent of the 'magnificent' school of thought is Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who
...told CNN Thursday that he believes he thinks FEMA and other federal agencies have done a "magnificent job" under difficult circumstances to deal with the unprecedented disaster, citing their "courage" and "ingenuity."

Insisting that aid is coming as fast as possible, Chertoff said, "You can't fly helicopters in a hurricane. You can't drive trucks in a hurricane."
Ah. OK. It appears Mr. Chertoff could use a brief recent-historical refresher. When was it again that the hurricane didn't actually hit New Orleans? That would be Monday. And when did the always-already-going-to-fail levees actually succumb to inevitability and begin to flood the city? That, Mr. I-Should-Just-Commit-Seppuku-Now Chertoff, would have been Tuesday, 'a full day after Hurricane Katrina hit'.

There was no hurricane preventing helicopters dropping food outside the convention center for the last three days. Yesterday the severest meteorological event was some fucking rain in the afternoon. Which was, I promise you, a hell of a lot worse for the 20,000 people stranded outside in it amongst the corpses, which by now are surely starting to stink in the 90-degree dripping heat, than for the helicopter pilots who might have had to turn on the windshield wipers to complete their apparently-optional mission of mercy.

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