I am not sure why I am posting this, given the fact that I feel like this is precisely the kind of news that makes us believe that truth is hidden from us, then prevails, usually from the wonders of the press...most people know that Bush knew, the question is, how is it that from all appearances, very little can be done about it? -rg
Tapes reveal Bush knew that Katrina could swamp city
The Times March 03, 2006
>>From Tom Baldwin in Washington
FRESH charges of incompetence and dissembling were laid at the door of
the White House yesterday after the release of tapes which show George
Bush being warned about Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact before
the storm hit New Orleans. The disclosure contradicts the President's
subsequent claim that "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach
of the levees" which flooded the city.
A Democrat senator, Joseph Lieberman, said that the tape "demonstrates
that government at all levels was forewarned of the catastrophic
nature of the storm and did little to be ready to evacuate, search,
rescue and relieve".
More than 1,300 people were killed by Katrina in Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. But six months on, the issue is
refusing to disappear any more than the wreckage of broken homes that
still litters much of the Gulf Coast.
A House of Representatives committee concluded last month that the
response to Katrina at all levels of government was poorly planned
and badly co-ordinated.
Tapes and transcripts of briefings last August show Mr Bush being told
in detail about Katrina's potential deadly impact and hearing an expert
express "grave concerns" about the ability of the levees to withstand
the hurricane. They also show that the President asked no questions.