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"One of the Worst Abandonments of Americans on American Soil Ever"

The president of Jefferson Parish in New Orleans, Aaron Broussard, just issued an emotional appeal on NBC's Meet the Press. By the end, he was completely broken down, sobbing uncontrollably:
RUSSERT: You just heard the director of homeland security's explanation of what has happened this last week. What is your reaction?

BROUSSARD: We have been abandoned by our own country. Hurricane Katrina will go down in history as one of the worst storms ever to hit an American coast. But the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will go down as one of the worst abandonments of Americans on American soil ever in U.S. history. ... Whoever is at the top of this totem pole, that totem pole needs to be chainsawed off and we've got to start with some new leadership. It's not just Katrina that caused all these deaths in New Orleans here. Bureaucracy has committed murder here in the greater New Orleans area and bureaucracy has to stand trial before Congress now...


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Very powerful indictment of FEMA.

homepage: homepage: http://thinkprogress.org/2005/09/04/worst-abandonments/

thanks 04.Sep.2005 22:50

jack

for that.

FULL INTERVIEW on information clearing house ... 05.Sep.2005 09:08

kim sky