Katrina briefing video leaked to Associated Press and now making
the rounds hides the truth about what happened to New Orleans' levees in plain
sight. The National Weather Center's Max Mayfield tell George W. Bush
and Michael Brown in the video "I don't think anyone can tell you with
any certainty right now that the levees will be topped, but that is a certain
So Bush was right when he said "I don't think anybody anticipated the
breach of the levees." The fear was always that a large storm surge could
possibly go over the top of the levees on Lake Ponchartrain and fill the city
up with water. No one (outside the black-ops community) expected
that in the midst of a storm surge three feet beneath the levee tops, virtually
every canal wall inside the city would crumble -- "breached" by obvious
use of explosives.
This briefing video was almost certainly leaked to AP by former FEMA Director
Brown. Brown is making the case that he was not a wholly incompetent boob, but
rather a semi-competent boob stripped of all real authority and hung out to
dry by Michael Chertoff.
But who was Chertoff's superior? Not Bush, who was incurious and reading off
a script during this briefing. Maybe it was the guy
ordering oil pipeline repairs in the middle of the night following the storm
-- Dick "Fudd" Cheney.
Brown's remark that the Louisiana Superdome roof may not hold up could seem
to be prescient -- a slick leak by the Brown team. Until you realize that Brown
was talking about the Superdome roof in a Category 5 storm -- not the Category
2 winds that the Superdome and the canal wall levees actually did receive.
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