Hat tip: Brasscheck
Who can forget?
Thousands of people – mostly children, elderly, the handicapped, and those who stayed behind
to look after them – were stranded for a week exposed to the elements for a week without food, water, or medical care.
The failure of federal levels built and maintained at the cost of billions of US tax payer dollars.
The party responsible – the US Army Corps of Engineers – did everything possible to shift blame
from itself including bribe an Engineering Society with $2 million in “awards” to write a technical review favorable to itself.
We just discovered another tactic they used.
While thousands were stranded without help and then for years after, Corps employees masquerading as “citizens” posted hundreds of posts to news blog in New Orleans and elsewhere making personal attacks on Corps critics and blaming the victims for being “stupid” enough to trust the levees and live near them.
If you live in the US, your tax dollars paid for this operation.
The Times-Picayune which was aware of the real identity of the people making these attacks permitted them to go on and is now helping shield the Corps by refusing to turn over its Internet logs.
I guess this is what they call a “government-private sector partnership.”
Hard to believe, but it’s all documented.