This video from the USA is called Roundtable Discussion with Hurricane Katrina Survivors 1.
From the Google cache:
USA: Cheney’s Halliburton to profit from Katrina
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Date: 9/3/05 at 7:18PM
Mood: Looking Playing: Money, money, money, by Abba
While people needed help and didn’t get it, W was on holiday, played guitar, and propagated Medicare cuts.
Condoleezza Rice went holidaying, buying 3000 $ shoes in New York City.
While her department did nothing positive about foreign offers to help Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
And Vice President Dick Cheney?
Also on holiday, doing nothing for the victims.
But Cheney’s former? corporation Halliburton were extremely busy doing something for their profits.
From Peek blog:
Halliburton‘s KBR to do Katrina cleanup
Posted by Evan Derkacz on September 3, 2005.
And you won’t believe who’s lobbying for them.
For its ineptitude and dishonest business practices, Halliburton’s contracts ought to have been cancelled not extended, as they were in 2004.
And although it falls under a contract already in place, it’s nonetheless disturbing that administration cronies will profit from this catastrophe in any way — direct or indirect. On your dime no less.
From Halliburton Watch:
“The US Navy asked Halliburton to repair naval facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the Houston Chronicle reported today.
The work was assigned to Halliburton’s KBR subsidiary under the Navy’s $500 million CONCAP contract awarded to KBR in 2001 and renewed in 2004.
The repairs will take place in Louisiana and Mississippi.”
Here’s the kicker:
“In March, the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is tasked with responding to hurricane disasters, became a lobbyist for KBR.
Joe Allbaugh was director of FEMA during the first two years of the Bush administration.”
Allbaugh also happens to be a former Bush campaign manager and chief of staff. (Halliburton Watch)
From the Google cache, 9/3/05:
Interviewed by Dutch RTL4 TV, an African American woman in New Orleans said: “We are one of the richest countries in the world … but look how they treat us.”
The reporter said the care level in New Orleans is what one might expect in a refugee camp in Darfur in Sudan.
If people try to walk to dry areas where there is food, armed soldiers stop them.
Tornado disaster in Florida, 2007: here.