Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Bush, man of integrity

"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." - George W. Bush, four days after being briefed about the possibility of Katrina breaching the levees.

From the AP

Bush declared four days after the storm, "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees" that gushed deadly flood waters into New Orleans. But the transcripts and video show there was plenty of talk about that possibility — and Bush was worried too.

In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage.

Bush didn't ask a single question during the final briefing before Katrina struck on Aug. 29, but he assured soon-to-be-battered state officials: "We are fully prepared."
Well, I for one sure feel safe with this man at the helm. Yes sir. If another terrorist attack is attempted, I've got full confidence in President Bush to handle it.

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