It was good that President Bush stepped up during his speech Thursday and acknowledged that the federal government failed to properly respond to Katrina. But where the government may have blown it the most was before the hurricane hit. Leo Bosner, who is in charge of the FEMA unit that alerts officials of impending crises, sent a report to Michael Chertoff, Michael Brown and other top officials Saturday morning, Aug. 27, warning them that Katrina could become a major emergency. He told NPR that he expected the officials to immediately begin mobilizing National Guard troops and evacuation buses, and was shocked when that didnâ€™t happen.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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