Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Video Documents Bush Lie

It's from the AP, and Crooks and Liars has the footage.

What's that? Did Georgie's pants burst into flames again?!? Awww, shucks (via truthout and americablog, shirt via The League and colorofchange).
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."
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Bush declared four days after the storm, "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees" that gushed deadly flood waters into New Orleans. He later clarified, saying officials believed, wrongly, after the storm passed that the levees had survived. But the transcripts and video show there was plenty of talk about that possibility even before the storm - and Bush was worried too.

2 comments:

sandy said...

Why is he not held accountable for his lies? How many times can a liar and killer get away with this? I hope Americans will do something and take a stand. Our leaders should be honest, ethical, conscientious, smart and hard working - notice that none of these descriptions fit Bush?

Joe P. said...

Even good ol' "heck of a job, Brownie" ripped into W. in an interview today - it's a finer-pointing game now. That video shows clearly they all knew how bad the hurricane was and would become and promised state leaders all the help they could hope for.



I wonder if Americans will bother to hold them accoutable? And kudos to the AP for releasing this video footage!