Apr 29, 2007

Disgusting display of ineptitude by US Government over Katrina Disaster

Almost two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast area of the Southern United States, evidence surfaces as to how truly incompetent the Bush Administration was in dealing with the crisis.

As reported by Reuters, it states that only $40 million of the $854 million offered has been used so far, and most of the offered aid was never collected.

Key supplies and services such as mobile telephone systems, medicines and cruise ships to house victims were delayed or refused because the U.S. government could not handle them, the newspaper said.

It cited an exchange of documents in which State Department officials worried over whether to tell Italy that its shipments of medical supplies had been left to spoil and were destroyed.

The United States declined 54 of 77 recorded offers of aid from three of its closest allies -- Canada, Britain and Israel -- according to a State Department table, the newspaper said.

This is totally inexcusable! Not only is $814 million unaccounted for, but to decline offers of aid from your friends and neighbors proves just how arrogant the Bush administration is!

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