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    Good Doctor HST Guest

    How other presidents handled major hurricanes....

    Here’s how OTHER leaders have handled major hurricanes:

    President: Nixon

    Danger: Category-5 Hurricane Camille (August 1969)

    Area: About the same area as that affected by Katrina

    Response: Nixon prepared the National Guard in advance, ordering rescue
    ships from Tampa, FL and Houston, TX to stand waiting along with over a
    thousand regular military, 24+ helicopters to assist the Coast Guard
    and National Guard about as soon as the hurricane passed.

    President: Bush the Elder

    Danger: Hurricane Andrew (August 92)

    Area: Florida

    Response: In the middle of a re-election campaign, Bush ceased
    campaigning the day before the hurricane, went to Washington, and
    assembled one of the largest military forces ever mustered on U.S.
    soil. Seven thousand National Guard and 22,000 regular military were
    sent in with the necessary equipment shortly after the hurricane passed

    President: Clinton

    Danger: Category-3 Hurricane Floyd (September 1999)

    Area: Virginia and Carolinas

    Response: Meeting with China's president Jiang in New Zealand, Clinton
    immediately declared the hurricane-affected areas as federal disasters,
    allowing the military and National Guard to move in and help. Clinton
    flew home immediately, one day before the hurricane hit, to help
    coordinate the rescue.

    President: Bush the Lesser

    Danger: Category-5 Hurricane Katrina (August 2005)

    Area: Gulf Coast

    Response: National Guard troops are down about 8,000 members because
    they are in Iraq with much of the necessary rescue equipment needed.
    Bush was on vacation, riding his bike for two hours the day before the
    hurricane lands. On the day Katrina landed, Bush attended a birthday
    party for John McCain. The levees began to crack. While emergency
    1.5-ton sandbags were ready to be placed to steady the levee and absorb
    water, there were insufficient numbers of helicopters and pilots to set
    them before the levees break. Nagin, the mayor of NO, pleaded for
    federal-level assistance and got none. Bush went to San Diego to play
    guitar with a country singer and end his vacation early -- but not
    until the next day, because he had tickets to a San Diego Padres game.

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    beltman713 Guest
    That just about says it all.

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    princesskittypoo Guest
    what an ass...

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    beltman713 Guest
    No wonder a search on the term "Failure", on Google, brings up the biography of George W. Bush on the White House website.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by beltman713
    No wonder a search on the term "Failure", on Google, brings up the biography of George W. Bush on the White House website.
    Which is why I wrote this.
    No One Knows Everything. Only Together May We Find The Truth JG

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