CNN reports that Chertoff's claims aren't true:
"However, experts for years had warned of threat to New Orleans."These lying fools cannot be allowed to remain in charge of America's disaster relief while international terrorists continue to threaten our nation.
"But in fact, government officials, scientists and journalists have warned of such a scenario for years."
"But engineers say the levees preventing this below-sea-level city from being turned into a swamp were built to withstand only Category 3 hurricanes. And officials have warned for years that a Category 4 could cause the levees to fail."
"But New Orleans, state and federal officials have long painted a very different picture."
"But Chertoff seemed unaware of all the warnings."
"But the National Weather Service prediction proved almost perfect."