So, it's ineveitable that the moment a disaster happens under Obama's watch not only is it his fault it's his Katrina. That's the cry, "Eeeek, eeeek! It's Obama's Katrina." Nonsense! Here's the timeline of events as they unfolded.
As soon as need was known there was a response and remember, the BP team were playing down its significance stating that 42,000 gallons per day were stream into thhe Gulf instead of the current estimation of 1,000,000. Here's Obama's response:
This is what the warning for the oncoming Hurricane Katrina, as issued by the NOAA looked like:
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA...
...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...
MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL. PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.
So clearly it should have come as no surprise. There was ample advance warning. Here are some pics from the devestation Katrina left in its wake:
While GWB the lesser stayed on vacation. From his family photo album, what he was doing while devestation wreaked New Orleans and more tha 1,800 people died:
Finally take a look at how he responded 5 days later with an imperious flyover!
What do you suppose he was thinking?