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U.S. But the Bush administration cut New Orleans flood control funding by 44 percent to pay for the Iraq war"
Originally posted by Gazrok
Blaming Bush for the hurricane is of course, completely unfair..
However, it is HIS administration that IS to blame for slow and inadequate response....
President Bush made a promising start by returning to Washington and declaring that in Hurricane Katrina, "we are dealing with one of the worst natural disasters in our nation's history".
But even then some of his supporters, like columnist Peggy Noonan, were concerned that the federal government was a bit slow off the mark. She wrote in the Wall Street Journal: "More was needed in terms of sending a US military presence into New Orleans."
She asked about Mr Bush: "Does he understand that what has happened in our Gulf is as important as what is happening in the other Gulf?"
Mr Bush has since called the hurricane "a temporary disruption".
That was an off-the-cuff remark which his speechwriters, always so careful to try to reach for a phrase which meets the needs of the moment, must have groaned at.
Originally posted by dgtempe
"No one can say they didn't see it coming"
In 2001, FEMA warned that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S. But the Bush administration cut New Orleans flood control funding by 44 percent to pay for the Iraq war"
Source: All over the internet.
President George Bush has condemned the initial response to Hurricane Katrina as "not acceptable", before arriving in Alabama to visit the stricken area.
And maybe they didnt own a car, had no money for a bus, no money for a hotel, bla bla bla bla bla....
Originally posted by Rikimaru
I agree bush has been to slow in his response, but remember these people were told to evacuate and many did not.