Russ Baker recaps the Katrina story that will make your blood boil

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Washington, DC, May 8, 2001 -- FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh tells a Senate Committee that President Bush has asked him to establish an office to coordinate federal programs for domestic terrorism. Michael Brown is sitting in the background. Photo credit: Alex Plummer / FEMA Photo Library / Wikimedia
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This week, WhoWhatWhy marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with Russ Baker’s exposé of the real story behind the federal government’s epically botched response to the superstorm’s devastation of New Orleans.

Baker explains to Jeff Schechtman in this podcast that It wasn’t just rank incompetence involving another hapless set of Bush cronies. Rather, it represented something more fundamental: corruption within the Bush administration so pervasive that it amounted to depraved indifference toward the people who suffered and died in Katrina’s aftermath. That, combined with a desire to “outsource” government services so friends, allies and supporters could make money.

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One response to “Russ Baker recaps the Katrina story that will make your blood boil”

  1. Westcoastdeplorable says:

    James Lee Witt DID a heckuva job; “Brownie” not so much. In fact he and “W” should have been tarred, feathered, and deported. Great podcast!