The reasons are simple yet will require continued explaining to corporate media pundits who choose to defend the Bush regime despite growing international and domestic outrage about the Bush regime's lack of action when confronted with the information several years ago. Global warming scientific researchers continuously sent evidence to the Bush administration that because of higher ocean temperatures from global warming, there would be an increase in storm severity, primarily higher storm surge. Coastal cities of the southeast (ESPECIALLY New Orleans) were indicated as highly vulnerable to the increased storm surge from hurricanes..

Federal FEMA funding for preventative measures, community preparedness training, etc. was diverted by the Bush regime to the Homeland Security department, most was used to construct and add security to new or existing detainment camps. The military spending on the war in Iraq could have given just a FRACTION of their budget to prepare New Orleans from future hurricanes. However, Bush's control of Iraq's petroleum reserves was decided as more important, so no preparations were made despite continued warnings from global warming researchers..

article below from Socialist Worker;

 http://www.countercurrents.org/cc-sustar010905.htm

"The levee system, crucial to the survival of a city surrounded on three sides by water, hasn’t been upgraded to withstand a Category 4 or 5 storm. Thanks to George Bush and his "war on terror." During the 1990s, following floods that killed six people, the federal government established the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (known as SELA). The Army Corps of Engineers was put in charge of implementing the project and spent nearly $500 million shoring up levees and building pumping stations.

"But at least $250 million in crucial projects remained," wrote Philadelphia Daily News writer Will Bunch. "Yet after 2003, the flow of federal dollars toward SELA dropped to a trickle. The Corps never tried to hide the fact that the spending pressures of the war in Iraq, as well as homeland security--coming at the same time as federal tax cuts--was the reason for the strain…In early 2004, as the cost of the conflict in Iraq soared, President Bush proposed spending less than 20 percent of what the Corps said was needed for Lake Pontchartrain, according to [a] Feb. 16 , 2004 article in New Orleans CityBusiness.""

We can dismiss this factual evidence of negligence (the corporate media already is) as playing the "blame game" and call it "water under (or over) the bridge", yet the fact remains that prior knowledge of a future hurricane's disaster potential was deliberately ignored by the Bush administration who had the ability to fund prevention measures like SELA that would have saved lives..

The neoconservative politicians and petroleum execs who by suppressing and ignoring evidence of increased storm surge from global warming allowed this disaster to happen in it's worst case scenario are sticking by their guns (and in some cases using them on hurricane flood survivors) and defending the Bush regime. Any research about threats from global warming would have decreased profits for the petroleum corporations. As a result, global warming research was ignored and suppress by government officials allied with the neoconservative Bush regime. Petroleum profits were prioritized above human health and safety. Similar to the Titanic, the defenders and supporters of the Bush regime WILL go down with their sinking ship or tyranny..

Another factor that supports the Bush regime's actions as genocide against the predominantly poverty stricken African community residing in the lowest elevations of New Orleans (Hey, does anyone believe it was coincidence that almost all the housing projects were placed in the lowest basin streets of flood prone New Orleans?) is the Bush regime's order National Guard troops to "shoot the looters." Instead of helping people, already overstressed national guard workers are now directed to expend their limited energy on violently fighting the people they are supposed to help? People in an emergency survival situation (placed their by a result of deliberite government inaction) have needs that cannot be met by going to the store and using their fucking credit cards to pay for items. How stupid are these government leaders trying to act? Food and other items are needed and the ONLY way to obtain these needed supplies is to enter the store and walk out without paying. The term "looting" is used by the corporate media to justify using violence against African people of color..

another question;

How does anyone know it wasn't the NOPD videotaped looting those TV sets?? They're the winners of most corrupt police force in the nation state award, does anyone think that NOPD goons couldn't stage some tv looting then turn around and start shooting the Africans confined to flooded housing projects? Maybe retribution for a downed NOPD fraternal police brother from years ago? Just like any other organized crime syndicate, NOPD never forgets and desire for revenge is always burning hot in their facist brains..