Bush to blame for Katrina disaster


This video from Associated Press in the USA says about itself:

Judge: Katrina Flooding Due to Corps Negligence

A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers’ failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding from Katrina. (Nov. 19)

From KAUZ.com in the USA:

Army Corps Of Engineers Blamed For Hurricane Katrina

A federal judge has ruled the Army Corps of Engineers’ failure to properly maintain a navigation channel, led to massive flooding by Hurricane Katrina.

In a landmark decision, U.S. District Judge Standwood Duval Ruled in favor of residents, who claim the Army Corps’s oversight of the Mississippi River- Gulf Outlet, led to the flooding of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward and neighboring St. Bernard Parish.

Wednesday’s (November 18) ruling just says what New Orleans’ residents have been saying since the storm hit on August 29, 2005, [it]was a man made disaster caused by the Army Corps’ failure to maintain the levee system protecting the city.

See also here.

Well, the Army Corps of Engineers is of course a United States federal government institution. And as such, it can hardly be blamed as the sole culprit of the Katrina disaster.

The George W. Bush administration had been, and was still, cutting back on the Army Corps of Engineers’ anti flooding work, in order to throw tax money into the bottomless pits of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It had sent local National Guard people, who otherwise might have helped the flood victims, to those wars. These Bush policies cost many lives.

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    Federal investigators say that Michael Lohman knew that the two men shot had no weapons, but he and others filed false reports to make the shootings seem justified.

    Seven officers were charged with murder or attempted murder in the September 4 2005 shootings, but a state judge dismissed the charges in 2008.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/87290

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