A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Scott McClellan: Lie du jour 

"Flood control has been a priority of this adminstration since day one."

Much like counter-terrorism was a priority, no doubt

Let's See on C/T:

Ignored warnings from Clinton administration.
Ignored warnings and recommendations of the Hart-Rudman Commission
Ignored warnings from allied nations concerning attacks
Ignored Presidential Daily Briefing
Set up "Cheney Commission" which never had a meeting
Removes Counter-Terrorisim from Cabinet Level
Ashcroft proposes funding cuts

On flood control:

Shelved study involving flood control
Opened up wetlands (known to diminish intensity of surge) for commercial development
Made most drastic cuts ever to funding for repair, maintenance and upgrading levees.

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