Friday, September 09, 2005

Powell: "A lot of failures at a lot of levels"

It seems that even Colin Powell's misplaced loyalty has limits.
There have been a lot of failures at a lot of levels -- local, state and federal. ***

There was more than enough warning over time about the dangers to New Orleans. Not enough was done. I don't think advantage was taken of the time that was available to us, and I just don't know why. ***

I don't think it's racism, I think it's economic. But poverty disproportionately affects African-Americans in this country. And it happened because they were poor.
It's a shame that Powell didn't develop this uncanny ability to detect the painfully obvious before he left the administration.

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