Northern Command was prepared, but not Bush
Asked why Northcom hadn't reponded to Hurricane Katrina more quickly, Lt. Kelly, a Pentagon spokesman for Northern Command, accidentally told the truth:
Northcom started planning before the storm even hit....We had the USS Bataan sailing almost behind the hurricane so once the hurricane made landfall, its search and rescue helicopters could be available almost immediately So, we had things ready.
The only caveat is: we have to wait until the president authorizes us to do so. The laws of the United States say that the military can't just act in this fashion; we have to wait for the president to give us permission.
So why didn't the president issue the orders? He was too busy strummin his guitar and cutting John McCain's cake! Bush - for the Haves. The Have-Nots? Like Kanye West says, Bush does not care about those people. Kudos to Kanye for saying to hell with the script. Every damn person in this country now knows who Bush really is.
It's as clear as day!
The BBC video is here.