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Letter "M" » Michael Chertoff Quotes
«I have directed Mike Brown to return to administering FEMA nationally,»
«[When Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael Brown asserted on ABC News' Nightline last Thursday that he had only just learned of evacuees stranded at the city's convention centre, host Ted Koppel challenged:] Don't you guys watch television? ... a total failure.»
«[Keith Olbermann kicked off his] Countdown ... Louisiana is a city under water.»
«seemed clueless for days.»
«Admiral Allen has my full support in the very difficult work we have ahead,»
«last summer FEMA, who reports to you, and the LSU Hurricane Center, and local and state officials did a simulated Hurricane Pam in which the levees broke. ... Thousands drowned.»
«What I said was not that we didn't anticipate that there's a possibility the levees will break. What I said was, in this storm, what happened is, the storm passed and passed without the levees breaking on Monday. Tuesday morning, I opened newspapers and saw headlines that said 'New Orleans Dodged the Bullet,' which surprised people. What surprised them was that the levee broke overnight and the next day and, in fact, collapsed. That was a surprise.»
«There has been a huge development overnight ... the historic French Quarter, dry last night and it is now filling with water. This is water from nearby Lake Pontchartrain; the levees failed overnight.»
«We have to have seamless interaction with military forces, ... Mike Brown has done everything he possibly could to coordinate the federal response to this unprecedented challenge. I appreciate his work, as does everybody here.»
«Michael Brown has done everything he possibly could to coordinate the federal response to this unprecedented challenge,»