Actions Speak Louder Than Empty Promises
Posted on Aug 26, 2006
A year after the levees broke, Bush has again acknowledged his government’s failure to protect and rescue the citizens of New Orleans, promising “the federal government will learn the lessons of Katrina.” Although the president pledged $110 billion for reconstruction, one of Louisiana’s senators has criticized the slow progress of rebuilding: “Countless neighborhoods appear as if the hurricanes were just yesterday, and they serve as harsh reminders of how our nation was so unprepared.”
“The federal government will learn the lessons of Katrina.” He said the government would “do what it takes to help our brothers and sisters build a new Gulf Coast where every citizen feels part of the great promise of America”.
Mr Bush said he would be visiting Mississippi and New Orleans next week and review progress.
“This work will require the sustained commitment of our government, the generosity and compassion of the American people, and the talent and vision of people determined to restore their homes, neighbourhoods and cities,” he said.
Bush and former FEMA director Michael Brown