If a Bush Administration official is Lying?
George Bush: "The levee broke...No one expected the Levee would break."
"We were briefing them way before landfall," Mayfield said. "It’s not like this was a surprise. We had in the advisories that the levee could be topped."
...Dr. Max Mayfield, director of the National Hurricane Center
And more lies:
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco seemed uncertain and sluggish, hesitant to declare martial law or a state of emergency, which would have opened the door to more Pentagon help.
(Washington Post) today in which they reported, on the say-so of an unidentified "senior Bush official", that as late as yesterday Louisiana Gov. Blanco still hadn't gotten around to declaring a state of emergency. This, allegedly, had prevented a more rapid federal response...
The Senior Bush administration official is Karl Rove.
Governor Blanco issued the State of Emergency declaration almost immediately(Sept. 26)
Why do Newsweek and WAPO still print what he says and give him the cover of anonymity?
Look...For now, let us all just assume that nearly everyone in the entire Bush Administration is incompetent. We already know they are corrupt, but Americans have always tolerated corrupt officials as long as they got the job done. When they can't do simple things like get water and food to the area hit by the greatest preventable disaster in American history, we have to forget about them and do it ourselves.
I mean we have relief supplies delivered by a piano player, a couple of pro football players, and freakin' WalMart gets a bluelight special of 13 trucks worth of food and water into downtown New Orleans before FEMA gets there?
Just so you'll know, the man Bush appointed to head FEMA was fired from his previous job. Gee...Wonder why?
Thanks to KOS and Josh Marshall
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