06 January 2006

Bush ignored explicit warnings about mine safety

In 2001, George W. Bush ignored a Presidential Daily Briefing entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike In US". Then 9/11 happened.

He continually ignored pleas from Lousiana Senator Mary Landrieu for funds to repair and fortify the levy system in New Orleans. Then Hurricane Katrina happened.

Now we learn that Bush ignored warnings about mine safety, and failed to fund mine safety initiatives. And we all saw what happened earlier this week.

On his blog, David Sirota provides some alarming information about Bush's lack of concern for the safety of mine workers. [Read it.]

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