It seems that Louisiana turned down assistance from the Federal government prior to Katrina. This just speaks volumes about the way that Ray Nagin and Kathleen Blanco made Frank Jack Fletcher and George C. McClellan look like competent leaders.
If there is one thing that I cannot stand, it is a person who gets turned into a scapegoat. And the new documents being recovered make it look more and more like Michael D. Brown and George W. Bush were turned into scapegoats. I wonder who will be apologizing to these two men for heaping blame that rightfully belonged to Nagin and Blanco, particularly President Bush, who was subjected to accusations that are now seen to have no basis.