Friday, February 10, 2006

Mr. Bush, you failed as both a President
and person of human decency

It is important to remember that the Bush administration stated they had been caught by surprise when they were told on Tuesday, Aug. 30, that a levee had broken, allowing floodwaters to engulf New Orleans.

"Helluva Job" Brownie states "First and foremost I find it a little disingenuous that DHS would claim that they were not getting that information because FEMA held continuous video telephone conferences-- So for them to now claim that we didn't have awareness of it I think is just baloney...

White House officials have confirmed to Congressional investigators that the report of the levee break arrived there at midnight, and Trent Duffy, the White House spokesman, acknowledged as much in an interview this week, though he said it was surrounded with conflicting reports.

Not so conflicting is the fact that Bush said the day after Katrina hit, that New Orleans "dodged the bullet." And who continued on with his vacation, clearing brush, riding his bike, getting a new guitar...all the while, New Orleans was drowning...for days before the President seemed to get the message.

The World watched in horror as the truth became evident about what had occurred in New Orleans. Remember the words of MR. AARON BROUSSARD:
We have been abandoned by our own country. Hurricane Katrina will go down in history as one of the worst storms ever to hit an American coast, but the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will go down as one of the worst abandonments of Americans on American soil ever in U.S. history.
Recounting those terrible days in late August and early September when the Good People of New Orleans were LEFT to DIE by the Bush Administration makes me more angry. Just take a moment to read the timeline both at Think Progress and Daily Kos.

Of all the failures by President Bush and the present Administration, and gawd knows they are numerous, Jen at Donkey O.D. put it together best in this post.

Digby points out:
Brown blamed the White House for the failure in Katrina rather than his own ineptitude; given the amount of trouble he's in, he had no choice. Even so - this is incredible! - he re-emphasized, without contradiction or explanation, THE single most important Republican talking point: [Read it here]

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