Mr Purple wrote:
Congress didn't evacuate until 40 minutes after that photo. I suppose we should ask why they didn't immediately rush into action, either.
It's not like everyone immediately undestood what had happened. Short of donning a cape and flying around the world at the speed of light to travel back in time to the point just before the attacks there really wasn't much anyone could have done at that point.
What is interesting is that people who claim 'Bush knew' or that he personally orchestrated the attacks also attack him for not having a clue about what was going on. Somebody's b/s emitter is working a little too hard, I suppose.
As for the Katrina response, Bush can't just order the National Guard into a state for emergency natural disaster relief. The Governor of the state has to request it, and even though she was prompted by Bush to make that request, Blanco decided she needed a little nap time more, and decided to wait 24 hours or so before asking the President for the help he had already offered the previous day.
If Bush had just over-ruled Blanco and ignored procedure, we'd be hearing the allegations that Bush was trying to invade Louisiana and force martial law upon the US.
The Bush bashers will bash regardless of what Bush does. If Bush calls 'heads' on a coin flip, he'll get demonized for not calling 'tails'. If he calls 'tails', he'll get demonized for not calling 'heads'.
The idiots incapable of leadership are the ones who are declaring defeat in Iraq, and who don't realize we are at war with muslim extremists.
bla bla bla bla --- and then we get to this line "It's not like everyone immediately undestood what had happened
" .. <<-- well there you have it , admission by perps that bush didn't in fact "get it" or "have the big picture" either ... Guilianni speaks out of his dirty republican assZZ, yet again. He should stick to things he is good at -- like fvcking his mistresses in the same house that his children and wife live in...