Do I really need to teach you how to use google? From CBS:Originally Posted by Module88
We broke up about 20 al Qaeda cells. We arrested some of their people. We prevented several terrorist incidents, including attempts to blow up planes flying into Los Angeles -- to blow up the Los Angeles airport over the millennium, to blow up sites in the Middle East as well as in the United States over the millennium
Now do you think CBS is a credible source? :uhhuh:
He and his administration repeatedly said it was a serious threat. Bush never mentioned it once in a single speech.No, tell the American public that terrorism was a serious threat that needed to be addressed seriously whoever came into power next. Tell the American public that they should be vigilant and encourage more spending and vigilance concerning airport security.
You said he should tell the public what he was doing. He was planning a potential war.You really need to fix that problem. I never said he should have gone to war.
Wow, you must have gotten an A in math. Considering it says 1997 right there in the article, I hope you didn't strain too hard to figure that out.Eight years ago huh? What was that, 1997?
I also told you I was joking about them driving around like submarines in New Orleans. But that they have the ability to do it if needed.Not really. You mentioned 20 foot snorkels IIRC.
They said not everything would have been done. The levee system would certainly have been better off had their budgets not been slashed. Whether or not that would have made a difference, I don't think anyone knows. But the timing is almost beside the point. No one knew exactly when a hurricane would hit, but we knew it would happen sooner or later. People were working towards a solution. Bush hampered that.See, the problem is I don't know exactly how it happened, and you probably don't either. But essentially, the CAE basically said that they didn't have the time to prepare even if they had the money.
At that point they were complaining they didn't have enough funds for proper maintenance. Let alone improvements.And they money they did get they didn't spend on the levees. ?
What part of "the support of his own party" did you not get?And of course the bills that had to pass through Congress.
If you think about it, it's something that needs to be planned on a national level. You have to move those people to multiple cities in multiple states all over the country. We have a lot of them here in houston (they're on their way to arkansas no with Rita coming to town) and I've heard they're as far away as Arizona. You need planning on a national level for that.Then they are partly responsible for that. But don't you think your city and state has a much greater responsibility to develop effective evacuation plans than the federal government? Regardless of the failures of FEMA, it's no excuse to say, "oh, they should have done it so we didn't prepare for a hurricane. We thought the government was going to do that!"