Oh really? I heard this on Saturday:
Contradicting other Bush administration officials, Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, the U.S. Army Corps' chief, conceded it isn't clear whether the levees could withstand a big hurricane this year.And then Bush's guy spins it around on Sunday:
"To pinpoint it to one thing and say 'yes' or 'no' is very difficult," he told reporters Saturday.
Federal emergency officials claim the New Orleans levee system is ready for another major hurricane, despite the less-optimistic views of other political leaders and engineers.Don't know about you, but if I lived in New Orleans, I think I'd be taking the army engineer's word for it if he's doubtful, not a Bush politico. That's a tough one. Had to think for a full 3 seconds.
"I think we're in good shape," Don Powell, the Bush administration's coordinator of Gulf Coast rebuilding, said Sunday. "There's no question in my mind, we're ready."