There is NO "spinning" out of this one. The Katrina scenerio was one of the TOP THREE worst things that could have happened to the United States according to FEMA in 2001 -- yet Bush diverted flood control funding to his war in Iraq. (Where most of the Louisiana Natl Guard is and watches helplessly as their homes and families get washed away BTW)
As Mayor Nagin said, "Don't tell me 40,000 people are coming here. They're not here. It's too doggone late. Now get off your asses and do something, and let's fix the biggest goddamn crisis in the history of this country."
No matter who's at fault, the WHOLE FREAKIN' WORLD saw Bush sit on his ass for two days while people died.
Who knew something like 9/11 could have happened? Who could have predicted the insurgency in Iraq? Who knew the levees in N.O. might be breached? If you LOVE INCOMPETENCE this dufuss has it in spades. Don't blame Bush, he's just retarded.
Impeach Bush Now
"What disaster will next spring from Bush's incompetence?"
Warnings went ignored as Bush slashed flood defence budget to pay for wars
In early 2001, at the start of Mr Bush's presidency, his Government's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warned that a hurricane hitting New Orleans would be the deadliest of the three most likely catastrophes facing America; the others were a massive San Francisco earthquake and, prophetically, a terrorist attack on New York.
"No one can say they did not see it coming," reported the The Times-Picayune from New Orleans this week. The newspaper published a five-part series predicting the disaster five years ago. Officials and experts last week wearily recalled their attempts to make the government take action.
"It's frustrating to have planned, begged and pleaded that this could happen," said Walter Maestri, emergency management director of the now submerged Jefferson Parish. "They would say, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah.' Well it's here now."
Flood-control funds short of requests
WASHINGTON -- Despite continuous warnings that a catastrophic hurricane could hit New Orleans, the Bush administration and Congress in recent years have repeatedly denied full funding for hurricane preparation and flood control.
Did New Orleans Catastrophe Have to Happen? 'Times-Picayune' Had Repeatedly Raised Federal Spending Issues
At least nine articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 and 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars.
The 2004 hurricane season was the worst in decades. In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history. Because of the proposed cuts, the Corps office there imposed a hiring freeze. Officials said that money targeted for the SELA project -- $10.4 million, down from $36.5 million -- was not enough to start any new jobs.
Don't blame Bush for 9/11. Don't blame Bush for Iraq. Don't blame Bush for illegal aliens streaming over our borders. Don't blame Bush for not being prepared for Katrina. Don't blame Bush for.......?