Surprise! Bush Knew and Didn't Care

Via The AP:

WASHINGTON - In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned
President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage.

Bush didn't ask a single question during the final briefing before Katrina struck on Aug. 29, but he assured soon-to-be-battered state officials: "We are fully prepared."

The footage — along with seven days of transcripts of briefings obtained by The Associated Press — show in excruciating detail that while federal officials anticipated the tragedy that unfolded in New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast, they were fatally slow to realize they had not mustered enough resources to deal with the unprecedented disaster.
Yesterday, Bush wainterviewedwd by Elizabeth Vargas and dropped this gem of a lie:
Listen, here's the problem that happened in Katrina. There was no situational awareness, and that means that we weren't getting good, solid information from people who were on the ground, and we need to do a better job.
At some point, the Bush Administration'incompetencece begins to border on malfeasance. For the President to be so uninterested in the potential suffering of thousands of (poor, minority,) residents of a city under his protection as to fail to ask a single question borders on evil.

Watch it on Crooks & Liars.

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