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Originally posted by TheShroudOfMemphis
The delay was for this very reason. The horse trainer, aka 'the fall guy' at the head of FEMA was put in that position so FEMA could pretend to fail and the military option would become the standard operational proceedure.
The 'disaster' that Bush seems to think know one could predict, was designed to set precedents and that's exactly what happened.
It only took a few days of FEMA pretending nothing was happening for the public to WANT the military down there and helping out.
Now Bush can take the stand, say he will take the blame, fire his mate in FEMA who was never meant to stay so it looks like he's taking action and then promise next time it will be a full military response, just like we asked for.
Then he'll go behind closed doors and start laughing his ass off with Karl Rove at how they got the public to accept and create a Martial Law precedent.
Originally posted by UFObeliever
In Bush's speach he said
"It is now clear that a challenge on this scale requires greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces, the institution of our government most capable of massive logistical operations on a moment's notice."
What's everyone else's view on this?