Federal, state and local officials all failed to anticipate the devastation threatened by Hurricane Katrina and then were slow to react when the storm overwhelmed New Orleans levees, said a draft report by a special House committee investigating Katrina.
``At every level -- individual, corporate, philanthropic and governmental -- we failed to meet the challenge,'' the draft said. ``Our report is a litany of mistakes, misjudgments, lapses and absurdities all cascading together, blinding us to what was coming and hobbling any collective effort to respond.'' (Bloomberg)
Monday, February 13, 2006
Oops, sorry guys, we fucked up...
A nation of Stan Laurels, mysteriously failing to heed predictions of Katrina catastrophe, making whoopsies, boom-booms and slip-ups all over the place. A banana peel artfully laid out at every step: