Today, Chertoff was on NBC's Meet The Press trying to cover his ass. Tim Russert started right in on him.
MR. RUSSERT: "Now, let's turn to Hurricane Katrina. Joining us is the man in charge of the federal response to the disaster, the director of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff."
"Mr. Secretary, this is yesterday's Daily News: "Shame Of A Nation." And I want to read it to you and our viewers very carefully. It says, "As for Chertoff, if this is the best his department can do, the homeland is not very secure at all. It is absolutely outrageous that the United States of America could not send help to tens of thousands of forlorn, frightened, sick and hungry human beings at least 24 hours before it did, arguably longer than that. Who is specifically at fault for what is nothing less than a national scandal... It will never be known exactly what a day could have meant to so many unfortunates whose lives came to an end in those hopelessly tortured hours--on scorching roadsides, for lack of a swallow of water, in sweltering hospital bads, for lack of insulin. But what is already more than clear is that the nation's disaster-preparedness mechanisms do not appear to be in the hands of officials who know how to run them."
"Mr. Secretary, are you or anyone who reports to you contemplating resignation?"
Resignation? I think the end of a rope would be a more fitting end to Chertoff's career. He has lied to us about when food and water were delivered to the people in New Orleans area. He lied about when the people who are stranded will be brought out. Just like the fuckin' chimp, one lie after another.
FEMA's Brown said that they were working to help the vicitms of Katrina, another lie. Aaron Broussard, President of Jefferson Parrish, was also on Meet The Press. He had a whole different story to tell of just how much FEMA and Homeland Security have not done and what they have done to impeed the ability of rescuers to get help to people and get them out.
He said "We have been abandoned by our own country. Hurricane Katrina will go down in history as one of the worst storms ever to hit an American coast, but the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will go down as one of the worst abandonments of Americans on American soil ever in U.S. history. I am personally asking our bipartisan congressional delegation here in Louisiana to immediately begin congressional hearings to find out just what happened here. Why did it happen? Who needs to be fired? And believe me, they need to be fired right away, because we still have weeks to go in this tragedy. We have months to go. We have years to go. And whoever is at the top of this totem pole, that totem pole needs to be chain-sawed off and we've got to start with some new leadership."
"It's not just Katrina that caused all these deaths in New Orleans here. Bureaucracy has committed murder here in the greater New Orleans area, and bureaucracy has to stand trial before Congress now."
"We had Wal-Mart deliver three trucks of water, trailer trucks of water. FEMA turned them back. They said we didn't need them. This was a week ago. FEMA--we had 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on a Coast Guard vessel docked in my parish. The Coast Guard said, "Come get the fuel right away." When we got there with our trucks, they got a word. "FEMA says don't give you the fuel." Yesterday--yesterday--FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards on our line and says, "No one is getting near these lines." Sheriff Harry Lee said that if America--American government would have responded like Wal-Mart has responded, we wouldn't be in this crisis."
Those bastards from FEMA, which is under the control of Homeland Security, actually cut the emergency communication lines! That alone proves that the Feds don't care about those people. If they don't care about those people, they don't care about the rest of us either.
FEMA put up barriers and armed guards on the bridge for the highway near the Convention Center. This was the only way out for those who were trapped at the Center and they wouldn't let them out. There were trucks with food waiting to go in and deliver to those trapped and FEMA wouldn't let them pass.
And then you have the repukes fearless leader. Bush used his visit for a photo op. Equiptment was set-up on the 17th Street levy so it would look good...like Bush made sure things were getting done...and after his photo op the equiptment was removed. What a fuckin' lying bastard! He didn't care about the people stranded in NOLA. He only cares about his image and how he will be viewed by historians. Motherfuckin', cocksuckin', asshole. Fuckin' evil little bastard.
Anyone who thinks that this fiasco isn't politically conected needs to be kicked in the fuckin' head by an army mule.
Those bastards at FEMA and Homeland (In)Security don't give a shit about any of us. After this bullshit I have no doubt that there is no way they would be able to protect us from a terrorist attack. We have been hit by a terrorist attack, it's called the Bush administration. That son-of-a-bitch has done more damage to every area and facet of this country then Osama bin Laden could ever dream of.
We need a change in the executive branch of the federal government, and we need it RIGHT NOW! No waiting for 2008 to get here. We need change right now today.
Time for impeachment hearings to start. Find everyone of those bastards guilty. Then retire all of those lying deceitful motherfuckers at the end of a rope!
Where's the rope? Who's got the rope? I need a whole bunch of ropes here people! It's time for a good ol' fashioned neck-tie party.