Oh my God. The Associated Press obtained video tapes and transcripts showing Bush and Chertoff being briefed, the day BEFORE Katrina hit, and both Bush and Chertoff were told that the New Orleans levees could breach - a briefing that Bush outright DENIED having been given. Bush said days after the hurricanethat NO ONE could have imagined the levees being breached:
"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees"When in fact, Bush had been briefed on that very potentiality the DAY BEFORE the hurricane hit.
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.He didn't ask a single question.
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."
George Bush is not competent enough to be president of the United States. If another September 11 is being planned right now, we are dead as a nation with this man in charge. It is seriously time that Republicans joined Democrats in figuring out what to do about this man, because he is putting all of our lives in danger.
And get this, then-FEMA chief Michael Brown warned Bush that it wasn't clear they'd be able to evacuate the Superdome, which ended up being true - BUSH KNEW:
A top hurricane expert voiced "grave concerns" about the levees and then-Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Michael Brown told the president and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff that he feared there weren't enough disaster teams to help evacuees at the Superdome.