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Bush on Katrina: "A lot went right"

BUSH on Katrina: When I saw TV reporters interviewing people who were screaming for help. It looked — the scenes looked chaotic and desperate. And I realized that our government was — could have done a better job of comforting people. A lot went right, by the way. But the chaotic scenes were very troubling. It just — it was very unsettling for me to realize our fellow citizens were in near-panic wondering where the help was.



At 10:12 AM, Blogger Miguel said...

This was a Fat Tuesday press conference; did he think people in New Orleans would be extra drunk and not notice or something?

It just - it was very unsettling.

At 8:29 PM, Blogger Ivan said...

help! help!

i'm helpless without government to guide me to safety!

god forbid people look towards the obvious corruption in redirecting 40 years worth of army corps of engineers funding to pet projects as a major cause of the inevitable failure.

blaming bush is tired.

At 8:49 PM, Blogger Miguel said...

There may well be little government can do to ameliorate tragedy. However, the few actions President Bush took (through his appointees Chertoff & Brown; his speeches about how WWII was like WoT while the tragedy was occuring; etc.) were not well-described as "a lot went right."

Furthermore (and I'm sure Bushistas think this is the bees knees), the quote in this post claims he was troubled and unsettled, but doesn't suggest he thinks too little was done or that it was done badly (except in the realm of propaganda to comfort people).


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