Wednesday, January 25, 2006
BushCo Knew Levees would Break during Katrina & Now Refuse to Let More Docs be Released
Lie #5 million from Bush's lips: "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," Bush said in a television interview on Sept. 1. "Now we're having to deal with it, and will." Well, then how do these internal dept documents (which were forwarded to the WH) contradict statements by Bush and the homeland security secretary, Michael Chertoff, and show that no one expected the storm protection system in New Orleans to be breached? Oh, that's right... Bush told Lie #5 million and one (via NYT): "A Homeland Security Dept report submitted to the WH at 1:47 a.m. on Aug. 29, hours before the storm hit, said, "Any storm rated Category 4 or greater will likely lead to severe flooding and/or levee breaching." And what does BushCo say about these shocking documents? They do what any dictatorship would do. They refuse to allow any more documents about Katrina see the light of day in the public eye: "The Bush admin, citing the confidentiality of executive branch communications, said Tues that it did not plan to turn over certain documents about Hurricane Katrina or make sr WH officials available for sworn testimony before 2 Congressional committees investigating the storm response."