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Hurricane Katrina: It's Obama's Fault, by George

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--- Inter-agency communications, as had been the case four years earlier at 9/11, was still a jumble, with agencies having their own guarded frequencies and unable to communicate with other agencies.

--- local and state politicians hadn't adequately prepared for a disaster. There were weak plans for shelter and evacuation. Conservatives placed most of the blame upon the local and state politicians, many of them Democrats. The conservatives, opposed to big government, argued the local and state should have carried the load. However, our analysis was that although there were local problems, the burden should have been on the federal government because Katrina was a multi-state disaster, and the states didn't have the personnel and resources to effectively respond to a catastrophic disaster.

There was a lot more we learned, and reported upon.

But one thing we didn't report is the role of Barack Obama. We had never heard of him in 2005.

[Rosemary R. Brasch for more than a decade was a Red Cross family services specialist whose assignments took her throughout the United States in response to natural disasters, including floods in Louisiana and 9/11. Walter M. Brasch, who once was active in emergency management, is author of the critically-acclaimed "Unacceptable': America's Response to Hurricane Katrina, published one year after the devastation in the Gulf Coast.]


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Walter Brasch is an award-winning journalist and professor of journalism emeritus. His current books are Before the First Snow: Stories from the Revolution , America's Unpatriotic Acts: The Federal Government's Violation of (more...)

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of Louisiana Republicans don't have functioning br... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 3:09:41 PM
HAARP. Who ran HAARP that day? FEMA destroyed the ... by Howard Lewis on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 6:06:17 PM
  The Obummer was one of the individuals who ... by Howard Lewis on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 6:10:46 PM
not even close to being relevant. But, talk away.... by Walter Brasch on Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 at 4:11:21 AM
Three shells and a pea: Republicans and other poli... by E. T. SIMON on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 9:56:41 PM
1. Most people in Louisiana are very uneducated, a... by Blaine Kinsey on Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 at 2:13:07 PM
The better Republicans they become.... by BFalcon on Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 2:51:29 AM
But isn't it kind of disingenuous to be deflecting... by Natalie Oberman on Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 at 4:25:57 PM