Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Bush warned prior to Katrina that levees could breech.
It now turns out that the day before the hurricane hit that the president was given plenty of warning about the possibility that the levees may be breached.
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, risk lives in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage of the briefings.Wow... how unfortunate that when the president spoke up at this meeting he did not say: "Holy moly, we are woefully unprepared for this." Because already having noted the measure of presidential honesty we see that when his lips moved on this occasion he sealed the fate of the gulf coast even before the hurricane struck. Simply by saying that they were fully prepared, the president doomed thousands to days of misery and neglect as the nation watched live on cable news in abject horror!
Bush didn't ask a single question during the final government-wide briefing the day before Katrina struck on Aug. 29 but assured soon-to- be-battered state officials: "We are fully prepared."
I have a suggestion for president Bush. Resign. The Republican toadies in congress will never put the interests of the nation ahead of their political interests. And this really can not be fun anymore mr. president. In all of the major endeavors you have failed at in the past (which is every project you have ever embarked upon interestingly enough) you have figured out how to abandon the sinking ship when things got dicey. We really can not afford 2.75 years of this disaster that is your administration. We can not afford the 5 plus years we have been put through already as it is. So please do the right thing since the congress will not.
I know there is zero chance of this ever happening. It would be the one time that president Bush ever made a major policy decision that benefited the nation.
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