< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: Uh Oh

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Uh Oh

That ain't good boss.
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."
That sort of reminds me of the preparation for the Iraq invasion. Lots of people were apparently saying, gee, maybe we need more troops. But no one seemed to listen. The lights were on, but no one was home.