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Tilting at Windmills

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September 1, 2005
By: Kevin Drum

BUSH AND KATRINA....Echidne of the Snakes reports that on Good Morning America today, George Bush said:

"I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees."

I swear, this is the Bush administration in a microcosm. Everyone was anticipating a breach of the levees before Katrina hit. In fact, Katrina changed course the night before it made landfall and then weakened a bit right at the moment it hit New Orleans. If it had continued along its previous path and hit about 30 miles west as a full Category 5, the levees would have been instantly overrun and possibly breached within hours instead of days.

Does Bush genuinely not know this? Or is he just so comfortable lying about stuff like this that he doesn't give it a second thought? And which is worse?

Kevin Drum 11:32 AM Permalink | Trackbacks

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