[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:
As you had written, “… an army Major told CNN that the city protection at it’s current state could handle a strong category 2 hurricane. He also mentioned that because of financial reasons, (i think man-power/time as well) that the city at this point in time could not withstand a more powerful hurricane” it was fairly natural to think you were saying that lack of money was a cause or even the main cause.
By the way, do you think it was Bush’s job to order Nagin to get those school buses going? Was it his job to order the city to get its act together before the hurricane? Was he supposed to fly in the United States Air Force and bring in the US Army to evacuate people? What should he have done pre-and-during hurricane that he did not? Specifically?
Surely there was no problem of not handing out enough money afterwards??
Funny how there was no such whining in Kansas, where the Federal government did no more with regard to the flooding (and should not have.)
It’s the responsibily of cities, counties, and states to be prepared for hurricanes, flooding, etc and it is their responsibility to be both able to recover from them and to actually do it. However, there’s a part of the spectrum where the concept of responsibility is utterly denied and who have it that the Federal Government is supposed to do everything that in fact is their own responsibility.
The people in Kansas did not fall within that part of the political spectrum. The people in New Orleans not only fall within it – speaking of aggregate behavior, not every single individual – but they are the very definition of it. I speak of course only of the whiners and the victim-mentality set, not those that have chosen to be responsible for themselves, of which there many, also.[/quote]
The Army Major stated money and man power as the reasons, along with another, and I think it was time… i was only positive about the first one, 90% sure on the 2nd and 75% sure he said the 3rd one… thats why I wrote it like that.
Anyways, do you think if the President called up a governor and said “look here buddy, i’m gonna make it rain shit on you for the rest of your political life if you don’t take care of this right fucking now!!!”
I have a feeling he failed at doing this. Was it his responsibility to do this? NO. Should he have done this in my opinion, YES.
Now, I’d love to argue Bush and other elected officials sucking at their job else where, but this thread was originally created to get opinions on the FUTURE state of N.O. and not how the government sucked in the past.