If Bush doesn't clear up that port situation or veterans' benefits doubletalk, I might write some letters though.
The WMD intelligence is being investigated.
There was little that could be done to prevent the Iraq war. The bleating pacifists with their splintered objections effectively torpedoed anything the reasoned resistance could do -- especially after that fiasco where the "pacifists" had a not-so-peaceful demonstration and lay down in the streets wearing Nazi symbols.
I'm not convinced there was anything that FEMA could reasonably have been expected to do to significantly lessen the fallout from Katrina. No one should be expected to be able to perfectly predict the future. FEMA said that levee failure was unlikely. Just because they knew the hurricane was a category 5 a day or two before the hurricane hit, doesn't mean that they could reasonably be expected to teleport everyone out of danger. The road system simply isn't designed to handle such an exodus. Also, I just love how the mayor of New Orleans blames everyone except himself. The mayor let his city's buses get submerged underwater. If he knew that disaster was so certain, why didn't he use his buses to bus his citizens out?
Furthermore, no one even knew where Katrina would actually hit until just before it hit. That's why FEMA was fanned out into a huge arc rather than concentrated in the areas that ended up needing the help. It took FEMA a while to get from the prestaging positions to the areas that needed help because the roads were rendered impassable by the category 5 hurricane. Roads don't clear themselves, you know.
Of course, I suppose it feels much better to blame Bush than to blame nature.
Edited by Solar Wind, 02 March 2006 - 10:00 PM.