Thursday, March 02, 2006

Bush administration warned about Katrina destruction

AP reports on final briefing held before the storm hit

A newly released video transcript from the day the Hurricane Katrina struck seems to reinforce strong criticism that governments at all levels were ill-prepared for the storm that flooded most of New Orleans and killed more than 1,000 people in three states. Details: ABC News/AP.


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5 comments:

James Manning said...

I find it funny how many right wingers are coming out of the closet to defend this idiot. The video clearly shows a man with no ability to really engage on any level. He didn't ask any questions because his people were not around to write them for him. So sad.

Deb S. said...

James: I think it's been clear for some time that the President comes across much better when he's scripted, especially when he's speaking about domestic or international policy. You don't have to be a Bush supporter to see that. The President seems to get in the most trouble when he ad libs.

Meanwhile, you've probably heard Mr. Bush's response to the Katrina video embarrassment. The lead sentence in a Reuter's report says it all:

"President George W. Bush, who has acknowledged failings in the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, said on Tuesday that the media had better details about the catastrophe than the government did."

The media "had better details" than the government?? Interesting.

For anyone wishing to read the entire Reuter's report, click here.

True Blue Guy said...

If a country like America was not prepared ( which its obvious they were not) which other country has even half a chance in the event something like this hits them

cheers

Deb S. said...

True Blue Guy: It's scary, isn't it?

True Blue Guy said...

Yes ! very scary - With all the wealth that this country has it still was powerless

When India's financial capital was hit with heavy rainfall last year they recovered quite fast - but that was just rain, I can't imagine what would be the state of affairs if we have a hurricane of such proportions.

cheers