Seems former FEMA head Michael Brown has had a change of opinion into the
failures of Katrina and has a new person to blame. You will never guess who it
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. -- Former FEMA Director Michael Brown said
Wednesday that he deserved much of the blame for the government's failures
after Hurricane Katrina, saying he fell short in conveying the magnitude of
the disaster and calling for help.
"I should have asked for the military sooner. I should have demanded the
military sooner," Brown told a gathering of meteorologists at a ski resort
in the Sierra Nevada.
"It was beyond the capacity of the state and local governments, and it
was beyond the capacity of FEMA," said Brown, former head of the Federal
Emergency Management Agency.
Brown's remarks Wednesday stood in sharp contrast to his testimony at a
congressional hearing in September, when he blamed most of the government's
failures on Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin _
He specifically targeted them for failing to evacuate New Orleans,
restore order and improve communication.
"These are not FEMA roles," Brown told the congressional committee. "FEMA
doesn't evacuate communities. FEMA does not do law enforcement. FEMA does
not do communications."
Its nice to see him finally fess up to his failures but does this mean he
perjured himself before Congress now? I think Congress should take another
serious look into the problem and make Bush answer to them about his decision to
put Brown in charge. It seems that our leaders have forgotten the horrid details
of early September.