Michael Chertoff Quotes

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"So it's not meant to substitute for the trailers, but it's meant to recognize the fact that as we speak not everybody can or necessarily wants to get into trailers," Michael Chertoff
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"I knew I became more involved in operational matters than I would normally expect to be or want to be, given the fact that I had a battlefield commander on the ground, ... I am not a hurricane expert. I've got to rely on people to execute the details of the plan." Michael Chertoff
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"I'm not going to judge others, ... I did not have a problem dealing with state and local officials." Michael Chertoff
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"Completing the Border Infrastructure System will strengthen our efforts to reduce illegal entry to the United States. Congress provided us the authority to ensure this project is completed, and I intend to use it," Michael Chertoff
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"I think we need to prepare the country for what's coming, ... What's going to happen when we de-water and remove the water from New Orleans is we're going to uncover people who died, maybe hiding in houses, got caught by the flood, people whose remains are going to be found in the streets. ... It is going to be about as ugly of a scene as I think you can imagine." Michael Chertoff
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"We have to operate with a new level of cooperation and commitment with members of the international community," Michael Chertoff
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"We may never know everybody who participated. But actually, I am encouraged by the fact that, as we have pulled together information that comes globally to us, we've filled in more and more pieces of the puzzle." Michael Chertoff
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"including a permanent deputy director to augment the resources available to assist with FEMA's vital mission." Michael Chertoff
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"It is going to be a very difficult process, I think the emotional toll is going to be substantial," Michael Chertoff
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"I think that that predication unhappily turned out to be correct and one of the things I said was we're racing the clock. Unfortunately, the hurricane beat us," Michael Chertoff
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"FEMA is moving supplies and equipment into the hardest hit areas as quickly as possible," Michael Chertoff
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"speaks for himself and he's entitled to his point of view, and I don't have anything to add." Michael Chertoff
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"Federal, state and local resources have been fully mobilized," Michael Chertoff
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"The president has been unambiguous in his mandate that we leave no stone unturned, and leave no efforts unexhausted in proceeding to do whatever we can to rescue people and alleviate suffering," Michael Chertoff
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"are in dire straits." Michael Chertoff
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"There are people who have been sweltering in shelters, waiting for food and water," Michael Chertoff
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"I have not heard a report of thousands of people in the convention center who don't have food and water." Michael Chertoff
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"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." Michael Chertoff
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"Not only did they offer their prayers, but their resources as well," Michael Chertoff
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"We totally understand what it's like to be sitting on top of a roof or to be sitting in a shelter where it's hot, where you're worried about when you're going to be picked up, where you're thirsty, where you're hungry," Michael Chertoff
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"We cannot afford to let our guard down," Michael Chertoff
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