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The general credited with turning around the government's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 said the Trump administration is bungling its efforts in Puerto Rico.

Russel Honore, a lieutenant general named to oversee Katrina operations by then-President George W. Bush, joined a growing chorus of criticism from Congress about the response to Hurricane Maria.

"It's kind of like Katrina: We got it. We got it. Oh, (expletive), send in the cavalry," Honore, now retired from the military, said in an interview Wednesday. "This is a hit on White House decision making."

He said more people and equipment should have been sent to the island in advance of the storm, and the Department of Defense should be given far greater authority over the response.

Only the military has the ability to move supplies quickly onto the island as many ports remain closed, he said -- what he called "expeditionary logistics," a mix of specialized ships, aircraft and other equipment that the National Guard can't match. Before the storm hit, the federal government should have positioned more personnel in Puerto Rico, he said.

A week after Maria slammed into the U.S. commonwealth, most of the island's 3.4 million residents still lack electricity, and just 11 of 69 hospitals have fuel or power. That's increasingly putting the administration on the defensive as the humanitarian crisis grows.

Much of a Senate hearing Wednesday called to discuss "worldwide threats" -- including Islamic State, domestic terrorism and cybersecurity -- was taken up instead by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers questioning Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke about the adequacy of the response.

"There is food and water on the island, there is gasoline on the island," Duke said in response to questions. "The challenge for us is getting it distributed."

The Pentagon announced Wednesday that Brig. Gen. Rich Kim was being sent to the island to establish a joint forces headquarters to support the response.

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All this time I thought Katrina relief was ruled a disaster. Now the guy who led it is a sage?

Next you'll be quoting Bush 43's expert opinion.

Maria/Puerto Rico is the third ins recent series of catastrophic weather disasters. It is amazing in and of itself, that we have any resources left to bring to bear. But the goods are there, in port, on the docks, in containers with no easy way to get them distributed. The Island is only 23 miles long but all of it, roads, bridges, power grid and buildings are destroyed.
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All this time I thought Katrina relief was ruled a disaster. Now the guy who led it is a sage?

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He was the one who turned it around. Read your history and don't start attacking a man who is a respected man just because of your stupid asses partisan worship of the orange boy.
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Well, anyone who suggests that hundreds if not thousands of troops and an unspecified number of heavy equipment should have been pre-positioned on the island in the path of a class 4 hurricane that denuded the island . . . is not a mind to revere.
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Default Re: General who led Katrina response criticizes Puerto Rico efforts

He said the same thing a few weeks ago, too, when Trump was getting high praise for his response to the Texas hurricane...

Katrina commander: Federal response to Harvey is 'amateur hour'

So he's going to attack Trump nomatter what..

Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Honore: Trump Needs to Rethink his Tactics on Terror

Honoré: Trump doesn’t care about people of color

He's Colin Powell 2.0...
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He was the one who turned it around. Read your history and don't start attacking a man who is a respected man just because of your stupid asses partisan worship of the orange boy.
And who assigned him the task, but to this day, is still pilloried. Yeah, read your history?

Comprehension matters.

Facts matter.

Partisan? It matters only to guys like you who cannot see beyond the lemming buttholes in front of them. If I was partisan, I would be pointing out that the Progressive Governor Ricardo Rissello' (D) of the Island should have been more prepared. I mean, after all, what are the chances of a hurricane hitting Puerto Rico?

Of course the facts are that having prepositioned resources would have done little on an island where virtually everything was destroyed. This true whether Rissello' did it or President Trump.
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So the response to this thread is to blame the general for Katrina and to claim because he opposes Trump he should be called a partisan whos experience shouldn't count. I heard him saying many days ago that they would need helicopters to help distribute because transportation would be a mess. Now they literally have containers on the dock and can't distribute. But I know, it's all just partisanship against Trump so it doesn't matter.
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So the response to this thread is to blame the general for Katrina and to claim because he opposes Trump he should be called a partisan whos experience shouldn't count. I heard him saying many days ago that they would need helicopters to help distribute because transportation would be a mess. Now they literally have containers on the dock and can't distribute. But I know, it's all just partisanship against Trump so it doesn't matter.
As bad as you make all that sound it demonstrates far more advanced reasoning than the process you employ to start a thread . . .

1) Find anti-Trump commentary
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As bad as you make all that sound it demonstrates far more advanced reasoning than the process you employ to start a thread . . .

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Oh, there is no doubt I am anti Trump and will post any legitimate story that points to the putz he is. How does that take away from the evidence. The right avoids facing their orange leaders issues. They simply attack anyone who points them out.
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