Katrina panel spreads blame on response
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By RON HUTCHESON
Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee)
WASHINGTON, D.C. ó In a scorching account of government failure, a bipartisan Senate committee on Thursday blamed the botched response to Hurricane Katrina on a failure of leadership that stretched from the White House to the mayor's office in New Orleans.
Although the report's call for disbanding the Federal Emergency Management Agency has garnered the most attention, the assessment also scolds President Bush, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and a host of other officials for failing to anticipate the devastation or provide adequate help to victims.
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