Federal Emergency Management Director Michael Brown told CNN that federal officials were unaware of the crowds at the convention center until Thursday, despite the fact that city officials had been telling people for days to gather there.- Source CNN 'Things are going relatively well'- Michael Brown Brown 9/1 "In this catastrophic event, everything that we had pre-positioned and ready to go became overwhelmed immediately after the storm."- Michael Brown 9/2 OK, Which is it? Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday that he thinks the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal agencies have done a "magnificent job" under difficult circumstances, citing their "courage" and "ingenuity."- Source CNN "You can't fly helicopters in a hurricane. You can't drive trucks in a hurricane." -Michael Chertoff 9/1 (3 days after Katrina had passed) "I've just learned today that we ... are in the process of completing the evacuations of the hospitals, that those are going very well," Michael Brown 9/1 Shortly after he made those comments, Dr. Michael Bellew, a resident at Charity Hospital, where more than 200 patients were still waiting to be evacuated, described desperate conditions. The hospital had no power, no water, food was running out and nurses were bagging patients by hand because ventilators didn't work. Source CNN "Fourteen hundred military police trained soldiers will be arriving every day --- 1,400 today, 1,400 tomorrow and 1,400 the next day," -Michael Chertoff 9/1 Yet, the first contingent of those promised military police were not scheduled to arrive until late Thursday night -- and only 100 Guard members would be in that first wave, according to Pentagon officials. Pressed about the other 1,300 promised troops, officials would only say that they were on the way. Someone has got to be held responsible for this. Meanwhile, pray that you and your family never find yourselves at the mercy of FEMA.