Monday, September 05, 2005

Bob Schieffer Blasts Feds On Hurricane Response

Finally, in our sequence of video highlights from the weekend – again, courtesy of Crooks and Liars – we have Bob Schieffer closing Sunday's Face The Nation with a withering editorial on the government's abominable response to Hurricane Katrina.

"We have come through what may have been one of the worst weeks in America's history," Schieffer said. "A week in which government at every level failed the people it was created to serve."

"As the floodwaters rose, local officials in New Orleans ordered the city evacuated," continued Schieffer. "They might as well have told their citizens to fly to the moon. How do you evacuate when you don't have a car? No hint of intelligent design in any of this. This was just survival of the richest."

Check out the rest of Schieffer's welcome piece of honesty here.