02 March 2006

The new Katrina scandal: What does it prove?

On 01 September 2005 (three days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast), George W. Bush said "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees."

And, of course, the big news today is that the Bush administration really did know in advance that Hurricane Katrina could have a devastating effect on the Gulf Coast, and could possibly breach the levees. [Read story.]

Bush spokesperson Trent Duffy is scrambling to do damange control. He said, "I hope people don't draw conclusions from the president getting a single briefing. He received multiple briefings from multiple officials, and he was completely engaged at all times."

So Bush was completely engaged at all times. Yeah, he was fully engaged in a few rounds of golf while New Orleans drowned.

So what this proves is that they:

a) are totally inept; or
b) just didn't care; or
c) all of the above.

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