Wednesday, March 01, 2006

New videotape: Bush bewildered when told the levees might fail in New Orleans as a result of hurricane Katrina...

When you think about it, George W. Bush didn't succeeded at any private enterprises before entering the realm of politics: Arbusto, Spectrum 7 Energy Corp., and Harken Energy, all a failure.

It was only in the realm of politics that Bush's incompetence was obscured. With Karl Rove as wordsmith, political rhetoric became Bush's camouflage.

On 9/11, as a nation, we paid dearly for Pres. Bush's incompetence. During hurricane Katrina, as a state, we paid the same price.

With little effort we can recall the bewildered look on the face of Pres. Bush when he's told about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Today, Associated Press reveals federal disaster officials warned Bush and Homeland Securities czar, Michael Chertoff, the impending disaster from hurricane Katrina “could breach levees, risk lives in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers.” For his part, the bewildered Pres. Bush of 9/11 appeared clueless:

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."

Confidential videotape supports Michael Brown's accusations of Bush administration's ineffectiveness:

"I'm concerned about ... their ability to respond to a catastrophe within a catastrophe," Brown told his bosses the afternoon before Katrina made landfall.

Chertoff would blame the incompetence on the "fog war." Michael Brown, former FEMA director, would tell the Associated Press otherwise:

"I don't buy the `fog of war' defense," Brown told the AP in an
interview Wednesday. "It was a fog of bureaucracy."
Read: Tape: Bush, Chertoff Warned Before Katrina


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