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September 15, 2005

Disappointed by President Bush

Someone forwarded me the following email. Author is unknown.

I am really disappinted in President Bush.

First and foremost he failed to stop the hurricane Katrina before it hit the Gulf Coast. Even worse, he should have stopped it before it first hit Southern Florida. Since he failed to take this first action, one would have expected that he should have, as a second thought, moved the entire states of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana to central Texas before Katrina came ashore.

Next, he failed to keep the levees in New Orleans from breaking. You would think that our Commander in Chief would have sent Rumsfeld, or at least someone in authority, to put his or her finger in the dike. Here again, President Bush should have known that the levees wouldn't hold.

Remember, he has the best intelligence organization in the world and they are never wrong.

If that wasn't bad enough, he failed to assemble the national Guard on a minutes notice. Aren't they, after all, the present day "Minutemen?"

I know that it took God 6 days to do His work but the leader of the free world should have been able to beat His time. (Actually it took 6 days after the hurricane to get things stabilized so maybe that's par for the course.)

Remember, he had experience when he responded to the tsunami victims. Didn't it take several weeks of continuing rescue operations to stabilize that area? With that training, he should have had everyone sitting in planes with their engines running at the end of the runways before the hurricane struck.

As a matter of fact he should keep them all at that level all the time because you can never tell when there might be an emergency.

Bush also showed his careless disregard for property damage by concentrating efforts in the flooded areas where people were trapped. By all rights he should have been primarily concerned about getting power back on to the casinos along the Gulf Coast. After all, what is more important, a few peoples lives or preserving the government's income from gambling sources?

What blows my mind is how President Bush could have reasonably expected people to take any responsibility for themselves. After all, with only a few days notice how could you expect that anyone would take the time to fill up a few jugs of water and stash a few cans of food just because a category 5 hurricane was headed their way? Besides, FEMA's suggestion of having 4 days of water and food was just a suggestion. It wasn't mandatory.

Bush also failed by expecting local officials to take on any responsibility. After all, isn't it the present Federal Government's responsibility to provide everyone with everything that our ancestors use to do for themselves?

Based on all of the above it is clear that President Bush and his administration are the only possible ones to blame. This calls for a full investigation by all of those who are totally blameless so that they may reap as much political gain from this tragedy as possible.

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Posted by Peenie Wallie on September 15, 2005 at 01:45 PM


I agree,somewhat,to what is said. Anytime you depend on the Government for help, you better hold on to your shorts. As far as the Governor and Mayor Of La., they should have done what they could as fast as they could, then had the government take it from there. As normal, it got wrapped up in RED TAPE, as it away does. I blame all in the Government departments, From Mayor to President. As it always happens they'll all running around looking for the OK to do something while people are dieing. When it come to saving lives there should not be any RED TAPE to confront. It should be action first, paper work last......
This show how ready we are against an attack, and we spent billions on this????!!!!!

Posted by: Lance Hiller on September 15, 2005 at 02:35 PM

Keep up the great work on your blog. Best wishes WaltDe

Posted by: WaltDe on August 31, 2006 at 05:04 PM

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