Friday, February 10, 2006

White House Knew of Levee's Failure on Night of Storm - New York Times

Washington Times:

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 — In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bush administration officials said 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.

But Congressional investigators have now learned that an eyewitness account of the flooding from a federal emergency official reached the Homeland Security Department's headquarters starting at 9:27 p.m. the day before, and the White House itself at midnight.
A city and its people were in need and they just couldn't give a damn. Bush was on vacation talking the next day about how New Orleans had 'dodged a bullet.' We pay a price for electing a president that see's his job as playing dress-up and leaving the world (oh his underlings) to sort itself out. This administration is the shame of the nation.

2 comments:

Polly said...

Kanye says bush just didn't care about black people, so he didn't act. well, let's just assume that isn't true. what then? too stupid? too lazy? too busy on vacation? asleep at the wheel?

This isn't just 'oh, its so bad, how could anyone be ready for this'. they were claiming DAYS later that they didn't even fucking KNOW about what was going on. didn't fucking KNOW. seriously, can anyone tell me what this means?

Swirly in DC said...

I knew about the levees breaching before we lost power on Monday morning OF THE STORM. And I was listening to MS public radio. Of course, I know people in Weir, MS just get things faster than George...but STILL