Who dropped the ball in New Orleans? The Department of Homeland Security website sheds some light:
“In the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency, the Department of Homeland Security will assume primary responsibility on March 1st for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation. This will entail providing a coordinated, comprehensive federal response to any large-scale crisis and mounting a swift and effective recovery effort.”
That’s pretty clear, no? When the question is asked, “Who should’ve saved the people of New Orleans from starvation, thirst, rape, disease, and death?”
The answer is right there. No gray area. And by “Department of Homeland Security”, the website doesn’t mean to imply “the governor of Louisiana”.
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