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Bush To Head Katrina Disaster Inquiry

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He said yesterday (C4 news) that he wants to look at "lists of what was done right and what was done wrong" before making any judgments.

...........well, that's the first list done ! Let's have a look at the next one.

Edited by Libertine

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Bush to head hurricane inquiry

US president George Bush has resisted calls for an independent investigation into his government's response to Hurricane Katrina, announcing plans to head up his own inquiry into the widely-criticised recovery effort.

Senator Hillary Clinton claimed federal emergency planning had become "a recipe for disaster," under Mr Bush.

She is one of several politicians who have demanded full accountability and a probe modelled on the 9/11 commission.

Two Senate committees have also announced plans to hold hearings into the desperately slow disaster response.

A total of 96 Britons remain missing and the British Consulate has dispatched rapid response teams to aid the search.

Most are believed to be long-term residents.

Andrew McInnes, from Devizes, is desperately trying to track down his father David who was living in one of the worst-hit areas.

"We have been out of touch for a while but he was actually living in New Orleans," he said.

"We don't have a current address for him and as far as I know he is still missing."

Mr Bush declared that now was not the time to assign blame, but the debate over what went wrong is only just beginning.

From AOL news (only AOL members can access)

I bet the inquiry blames the local authorities and exonorates Bush and FEMA.

This post has been edited by libitina: Today, 09:05 AM

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Bush handled that crisis as well as anyone. Lets face it no information was getting out at the time about how bad things where. It's not like we have 24/7 news where he could have switched on a TV. The govt has specialised agency's for gathering information and this takes time.

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