Four days after the storm, Bush, while defending the failing relief efforts, made this absurd statement:
"I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees."
At the time there were howls of disbelief. People pointed to the hurricane Pam exercise, the fact that almost everyone knew there were concerns about the levees, and the fact that the President had to have been advised of these issues.
It turns out that he was, and Bush was just lying.
Video showing President George W Bush being warned on the eve of Hurricane Katrina that the storm could breach New Orleans' flood defenses has emerged. The footage, obtained by the Associated Press, also shows Mr Bush being told of the risk to evacuees in the Superdome.
Katrina not only confirmed the disingenuous nature of this administration, but also points out just how disconnected and incompetent they are. The President had to be shown a DVD of news reports, 4 days after the storm hit, to understand the scale of the disaster.
It took four days, in a situation where hours, and even minutes, are critical, for Bush to get up to speed on this story.
This administration is clueless.
A major storm is coming ashore, they get all the briefings, all the warnings, ignore them, then lie about it.
They attacked Iraq, claiming that they only needed 100,000 troops (over the objections of the top General), they claimed it would cost only 20-30 billion for the war, they claimed reconstruction would cost a total of 1.7 billion dollars.
A major business deal may present security concerns. There is a process in place to make sure the deal is acceptable. The process isn't followed, the administration claims it was, and insist the deal is fine, even as more disturbing information keeps coming out.
And the Republicans in Congress keep allowing it to happen.
Lying, inept, and corrupt, the current state of to many of the Republicans now in DC.