I'm a little lost here… CNN has a really good article here which shows the FEMA director, Michael Brown, making statements directly contradicted by people actually in New Orleans.
Is this like Bush saying that no one predicted the levees failing, even though that had been extensively documented? Or like saying that no one warned him about al Qaeda?
wonkette extracts a key exchange from the article:
We learned about that (Thursday), so I have directed that we have all available resources to get that convention center to make sure that they have the food and water and medical care that they need.
It was chaos. There was nobody there, nobody in charge. And there was nobody giving even water. The children, you should see them, they're all just in tears. There are sick people. We saw… people who are dying in front of you.