There was a press conference today with President Bush and President Talabani where Talabani gave a great speech about the success of Democracy in Iraq. But all the questions afterwards from the MSM was about Katrina, guess that means things are going great in Iraq now huh?
Of course after the press conference the MSM jumped all over Bush saying he took responsibility for the response to Katrina. Al-Reuters is a good example:
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The discovery of at least 44 bodies in an abandoned hospital in New Orleans raised new questions about the response to Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday as President George W. Bush took full responsibility for government failures in handling the disaster.
Catch that? “full responsibility for government failures in handling the disaster”….What he really said:
WASHINGTON – President Bush said Tuesday that ?I take responsibility? for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and said the disaster raised broader questions about the government?s ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks.
?Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government,? Bush said at joint White House news conference with the president of Iraq.
?To the extent the federal government didn?t fully do its job right, I take responsibility,? Bush said.
The Federal government, little different than ALL government huh? He took responsibility for the Federal government, which is what a good leader should do.
But the Federal response was nowhere near the criminal neglect shown by the local and state government which will be shown to the world when this Commission gets underway. No matter how much the Bushitler crowd tries to spin it differently, Bush is not responsible for local and state matters.
The Federal government is not the first responders.
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