A Greg Palast special investigation for Democracy Now!
Monday, August 28. From New Orleans.
DON’T blame the Lady. Katrina killed no one in this town. In fact, Katrina missed the city completely, going wide to the east.It wasn’t the hurricane that drowned, suffocated, de-hydrated and starved 1,500 people that week.
The killing was done by a deadly duo: a failed emergency evacuation plan combined with faulty levees. Behind these twin failures lies a tale of cronyism, profiteering and willful incompetence that takes us right to the steps of the White House.
Here’s the story you haven’t been told. And the man who revealed it to me, Dr. Ivor van Heerden, is putting his job on the line to tell it. ——Read the rest here