SPECIAL: What led to Katrina?

"My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub." -- Grover Norquist
During the course of the past week you've become intimate with the disastrous response of the Bush administration to Hurricane Katrina. Click on the timeline below [created by Eric Morse] to access an interactive timeline of the repeated warnings and deliberate decisions that led to the tragedy (be patient, it may take a minute to open).

How governmental mismangement turned Katrina into a national disaster
View the interactive timeline


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