Bush: ‘I Don’t Think Anyone Anticipated the Breach of the Levees’

Yes, this is the quote from our clueless leader on Good Morning America this morning. President Bush told Diane Sawyer:

“I don’t think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees.”

Many books and newspaper articles have been written about New Orlean’s extreme vulnerability to a breech of the levees. Mr. Bush’s own Army Corps of Engineers has conducted studies over decades and had a plan for maintaining the levees in 2003 — a plan that was ( as we noted here last night) defunded by Mr. Bush in order to reallocate the money to tax cuts and the war in Iraq.

Mr. Bush is such a practiced liar that it is, as usual, impossible to tell whether he is genuninely clueless or simply prevaricating to cover his ass.

Of course, Ms. Sawyer let the president’s outrageous assertion pass, quickly moving on to ask him to predict an unknowable – how many people were contracting diseases in New Orleans or somesuch.

This exchange between GWB and the MSM on GMA is emblematic of the Bush era. Whether he’s clueless or he’s lying, President Bush will never be held accountable by the media or the public.

And the fact that history will undoubtedly judge him to be the worst president in U.S. history offers little comfort to the refugees in the Deep South.

6 Comments

  • September 1, 2005 - 7:10 am | Permalink

    “I don’t think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees.”

    Mr. Bush is such a practiced liar that, as usual, it’s impossible to tell whether he is genuninely clueless or simply prevaricating to cover his ass.

    I vote for equal parts of both.

  • September 1, 2005 - 8:01 am | Permalink

    Condi when questioned about the August 6 PDB,
    “I don’t think anyone could imagine they would use planes as a weapon.”
    911 Committee Conclusion:
    “Lack of Imagination”
    Good thing Bush boned up on his imagination and anticipation skills after that.

  • Whyte_Rabbyt
    September 2, 2005 - 3:29 am | Permalink

    Remember Condi Rice’s “I don’t think anyone anticapated someone taking an airplane and flying it into a building” after 9/11; wording very similar to Bush’s “I don’t think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees”
    Must be excuse #1 in the Neo-con manual for dodging responsibility

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