The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, in a special investigation, has exposed FEMA disasters that have long preceded Katrina. This is the same newspaper that called for FEMA Director Mike Brown's resignation last year.
The newspaper has outlined the terrible waste and mismanagement of this agency whose sole purpose is to assist the American people in time of natural and man-made catastrophes.
The newspaper reveals how FEMA has paid out millions of dollars in false claims, not only in Florida, but as far away as Detroit, Los Angeles and Cleveland.
The newspaper found that many FEMA employees receive little training, and that an amazing number of them have criminal records.
The entire investigative report is a sad story that presages what we face today. This story runs counter to everything George Bush and Dick Cheney have said about how safe the American people would be with them in power. It is been an ongoing national disgrace which has ultimately resulted in tragic consequences for all the people of the Gulf region, and the rest of America, as well.
There are PDF files of the entire investigative report at the newpaper's site above.