07 September 2005

"No one can say they didn't see it coming" says former Clinton Advisor

"In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report stating that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City. But by 2003 the federal funding for the flood control project essentially dried up as it was drained into the Iraq war. In 2004, the Bush administration cut funding requested by the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for holding back the waters of Lake Pontchartrain by more than 80 percent." This is what a former Clinton advisor writes in an article published in the Spiegel Online English Edition: Sidney Blumenthal, "Former Clinton Advisor: "No One Can Say they Didn't See it Coming", Der Spiegel Online, English Edition, 31 August 2005.

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