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Monday, September 05, 2005

The Great Letdown of Leadership!

The way the Bush administration's 2nd level minions came to advise the President just shows how frustrating all this "we're on the job" and "we have a plan" talk is! Nearly all those who are capable of helping, such as emergency services, medical aid, search and rescue, etc are being hampered by the bureaucratic non-orders or mis-orders coming from the likes of FEMA and they are going on the airwaves to say so. A fireman from Atlanta has just voiced his concerns on BBC Radio about how he was held back by a bureaucrat! The question must be, is the President really stepping up to the plate?

The law and order situation seems to have gotten out of control by overtired overarmed national guard/police/security firing off and then asking questions. This report from the BBC shows what survivors think!

Fear ratcheted up the tension, with disturbing reports of mistaken identity emerging from the chaos. Police and national guardsmen were accused of killing innocent people. "They killed a man here last night," Steve Banka, 28, told the Reuters news agency before he left on Sunday. "A young lady was being raped and stabbed. "And the sounds of her screaming got to this man and so he ran out into the street to get help from troops, to try to flag down a passing truck of them. "He jumped up on the truck's windscreen and they shot him dead," Mr Banka said.

Most of the police officers of New Orleans realise that their consciences are being trampled on by the crazy policy of getting looters before they help the sick and dying! Two have allegedly committed suicide and many are walking off the job. Does the President still think "Brownie is doing a heck of a job" when this topsy-turvy world is saving the waterlogged inventory of foodstores before they give a sip of water to old folk gasping in the heat?



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