February 10, 2006

The Truth About Katrina

When you have to go to incompetent former FEMA director Michael Brown to get the straight dope about the administration's lackadaisacal attitude towards Hurricane Katrina, well, damn, but I just can't add to that:

WASHINGTON Michael Brown, the former chief of the U.S. disaster agency, dismissed as "just baloney" and "a little disingenuous" claims by top Homeland Security officials that they did not know about the severity of Hurricane Katrina damage until the day after it roared ashore. ...

Not only are they lying about what they knew about the hurricane before it hit, their colorful representations of the facts afterwards could only be described as fundamentally dishonest. As it happens, all the official denials that global warming was affecting hurricane severity were carefully orchestrated to play up what was a minority view among thoroughly vetted scientists willing to go along for a bit of airtime.

Let's have another chorus of "Is there nothing they won't lie about?" To which the appropriate response is a choral section from Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody as follows, "no, no, no, no, no, no, NO!"

Posted by natasha at February 10, 2006 06:15 PM | US Politics | Technorati links |