and yet every other president had the foresight to PRE-POSITION SUPPLIES AND RESPONDERS<quoted text>
You do know that it is up to the local and the state government to evacuate their towns and protect their citizens?
The FEDs cannot assist until the governor gives consent. The dumb ass governor-who was voted out of office for her total failure to act timely and responsibility during Katrina -was asked two days prior to Katrina to give consent BUT the moron waited three days after it hit to do so.
Once the FEDs were allowed to enter the state and render help the horrific scenes from New Orleans stopped. In less than 24 hours everyone was evacuated.
BTW, check your facts
Governor Blanco sends a letter to President George W. Bush asking him to declare a major disaster for the State of Louisiana, in order to release federal financial assistance on SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
Mayor Nagin ordered mandatory evacuation Sunday morning at 10AM
The Hurricane didn't make landfall until Sunday night August 28 Monday morning August 31.
Wednesday August 31 Homeland security director Michael Chertoff released a memo to other cabinet members and the Environmental Protection Agency stating that, "the President has established the 'White House Task Force on Hurricane Katrina Response.' He will meet with us tomorrow to launch this effort." The memo also declared Hurricane Katrina to be an Incident of National Significance and designated Michael Brown, Under-Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R), as the Principal Federal Official (PFO) for incident management purposes."
3 DAYS AFTER KATRINA HITS BUSH DECIDES TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE....