Damage control while fanning the flames for more control, all because Cindy Sheehan spoke and people started waking up. Conveniently, the collective US has forgotten her already.
I couldn't have set it more concisely, nohope.
...except maybe to add that it also undermines Bush in the long run, so if he was talked into instigating it, like say 9/11, it was another colossal blunder on his part.
This administration could be the Czar Nicholas regime all over again, except for the drunken slut Bush twins interchanged for Rasputin's sideshow.
I haven't forgotten CINDY. I'll be in Washington on the 24th.
WASHINGTON Sep 2, 2005 — President Bush, facing blistering criticism for his administration's response to Hurricane Katrina, said Friday "the results are not acceptable" and pledged to bolster relief efforts with a personal trip to the Gulf Coast.
Either way, if FEMA is part of Homeland Security then this response has proven it a failure.
"We'll get on top of this situation," Bush said, "and we're going to help the people that need help."
FEMA should have been on top of the situation before it escalated.
He spoke on the White House grounds just boarding his presidential helicopter, Marine One, with Homeland Security Department secretary Michael Chertoff to tour the region. The department, which oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been accused of responding sluggishly to the deadly hurricane.
"There's a lot of aid surging toward those who've been affected. Millions of gallons of water. Millions of tons of food. We're making progress about pulling people out of the Superdome," the president said.
For the first time, however, he stopped defending his administration's response and criticized it. "A lot of people are working hard to help those who've been affected. The results are not acceptable," he said. "I'm heading down there right now."
"Millions of TONS?" Making progress ABOUT pulling people out of the Superdome!!! He criticized his administration's response!!!!
Bush hoped that his tour of the hurricane-ravaged states would boost the spirits of increasingly desperate storm victims and their tired rescuers, and his visit was aimed at tamping down the ever-angrier criticism that he has engineered a too-little, too-late response.
Four days after Katrina made landfall in southeastern Louisiana, Bush was to get a second, closer look at the devastation wrought by the storm's 145 mph winds and 25-foot storm surge in an area stretching from just west of New Orleans to Pensacola, Fla. In all, there are 90,000 square miles under federal disaster declaration.
In Mobile, Ala., the president was to get a briefing on the damage, followed by a helicopter survey of areas along the Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana coasts. He was to walk through hard-hit neighborhoods in Biloxi, Miss.
But Bush was avoiding an in-person visit to the worst areas of New Orleans, mostly drowned in rank floodwaters and descending in many areas into lawlessness as desperate residents await rescue or even just food and water. Instead, the president was taking an aerial tour of the city and making an appearance at the airport several miles from the center of town.
Still, desperate residents await food and water. Day 5!!
Friday's trip follows a 35-minute flyover of the region he took Wednesday aboard Air Force One. as he headed back to Washington from his Texas ranch.
While the president was working his way along the coast, his wife, Laura, was scheduled to be nearby in Lafayette, La. Mrs. Bush was to visit the Cajundome arena to console people who took shelter there.
Amid the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, Bush has other problems besides the hurricane: Gasoline prices have soared past $3 a gallon in some places, and support is ebbing for the war in Iraq.
So Bush has tried to respond to Katrina in a way that evokes the national goodwill he cultivated after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and that does not recall the criticism his father, former President Bush, endured after Hurricane Andrew slammed Florida in 1992.
But he began facing questions about his leadership in the crisis almost immediately. New Orleans officials, in particular, were enraged about what they said was a slow federal response.
"They don't have a clue what's going on down there," Mayor Ray Nagin told WWL-AM Thursday night.
Seeking to deflect the criticism, Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, asserted earlier Friday: "In this catastrophic event, everything that we had pre-positioned and ready to go became overwhelmed immediately after the storm."
"everything we had pre-positioned and ready to go became overwhelmed immediately after the storm." Why? What did you have prepositioned and ready to go?
Though he cut his August stay at his Texas ranch short by two days to return to Washington, some said that Bush should not have waited until two days after the storm hit to do so.
Really? He shouldn't have waited two days after the strom hit to cut his vacation short?
The president and his aides have repeatedly rattled off specifics about the massive federal response effort under way, from Bush's personal donation to the number of tarps delivered to a $10.5 billion request in emergency aid from Congress to the 28,000 troops sent to the region to help with security and rescues. Some people say the federal government could do more, or do it more quickly, if so many National Guard troops hadn't been sent to Iraq.
Really, we could do more if so many National Guard weren't in Iraq? Bush's personal donation!!!
Also, there already are questions about funding for the Army Corps of Engineers' part in managing the levees that protected New Orleans, especially given years of warnings that the network of barriers was inadequate for the largest storms.
Barriers inadequate for the largest storms. Years of warnings!!
The White House on Thursday made available top Corps officials to assure reporters that cuts to the agency's budget did not cause the Katrina disaster. Even though the administration has chronically cut back on the Corps' own requests for funding including two key New Orleans-area projects White House officials trumpeted the administration's support for the Corps.
"Flood control has been a priority of this administration from Day One," McClellan said.
Read the above, McClellan!!
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"Get off your asses and let's do something," the mayor told WWL-AM Thursday night in a rambling interview in which he cursed, yelled and ultimately burst into tears. At one point he said: "Excuse my French — everybody in America — but I am pissed."
The National Guard arrived in force after law and order all but broke down.
Over the past few days, police officers turned in their badges. Rescuers, law officers and medical-evacuation helicopters were shot at by storm victims. Fistfights and fires broke out at the hot and stinking Superdome as thousands of people waited in misery to board buses for the Houston Astrodome. Corpses lay out in the open in wheelchairs and in bedsheets. The looting continued.
At the Superdome, group of refugees broke through a line of heavily armed National Guardsmen in a scramble to get on to the buses. And about 15,000 to 20,000 people who had taken shelter at the convention center grew ever more hostile after waiting for buses for days amid the filth and the dead, including at least seven bodies scattered outside the building.
Police Chief Eddie Compass said there was such a crush around a squad of 88 officers that they retreated when they went in to check out reports of assaults.
"We have individuals who are getting raped, we have individuals who are getting beaten," Compass said. "Tourists are walking in that direction and they are getting preyed upon."
A military helicopter tried to land at the convention center several times Thursday to drop off food and water. But the rushing crowd forced the choppers to back off. Troopers then tossed the supplies to the crowd from 10 feet off the ground and flew away.
An old man in a chaise lounge lay dead in a grassy median as hungry babies wailed around him. Around the corner, an elderly woman lay dead in her wheelchair, covered up by a blanket, and another body lay beside her wrapped in a sheet.
"I don't treat my dog like that," Edwards said as he pointed at the woman in the wheelchair. "You can do everything for other countries, but you can't do nothing for your own people."
Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said FEMA just learned about the situation at the convention center Thursday and quickly scrambled to provide food, water and medical care and remove the corpses.
"About 4,000 sailors aboard five other Hampton Roads-based ships are already en route. The amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima, dock landing ship Tortuga, amphibious transport dock Shreveport and the rescue and salvage ship Grapple will join the amphibious assault ship Bataan, already in the Gulf of Mexico for a training exercise."
"Bataan, already in the Gulf of Mexico for a training exercise."
The Bataan was about 30 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Yep, that's right, our good old European NWO allies have decided to help us out:
"Whatever the United States asks for, they will be given," European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said.
Britain, Canada, Germany, Spain and France said they were prepared to ship fuel to U.S. ports as part of the IEA plan.
Once again, a complete and humiliating turnaround of normal circumstances for the West's greatest Superpower: being bailed out by other countries, especially the "inferior" European Union.
Of course, this will be great mental conditioning for the American sheeple in the years ahead, as they reach that critical juncture when they must decide whether to reject their own hopelessly fractured republic and join up with the new Khazar Empire.
No doubt in my mind: George W. Bush is fulfilling his predetermined destiny.
\"...if the American people ever find out what we have done, they will chase us down the streets and lynch us.” George H. W. Bush, Sr., 1992.
Get through this little quagmire...little because only poor blacks are generally copping it and I believe they're all a debaucherous down their so the Evangelicals are happy.
Send MORE troops over seas. Start MORE unwinnable wars and completely leave the States in chaos, and then...
Assassinate Bush or at least just get rid of him on whatever grounds and put in that woman of Conscience Hillary...she will get things done as woman can multi task you know! Bush cant even think so it will be a plus.
And then...here it comes...oh yes...i've been waiting and I dont even live their...the wolf will really bo out in the open...here it comes now...oh yes....yes....yes....
Call in the fucking U.N!!!!
Oooooooo...i feel much better now.
With enough chaos...NOONE will be complaining...except people from Texas.
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