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Bush visit halted 3 tons of food being delivered


Bush visit halted 3 tons of food being delivered
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(Editor's note: This photo essay is not part of Rawstory's article; however, this editor can not resist the temptation to show that history does indeed repeat itself!Different Picture: Same Story! Take a look...)

Then:
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"We've lost more lives since (Bush) declared victory than we lost prior to the time we declared victory. And this latest fabrication is yet another illustration of their (the Republican administration's) unwillingness to except reality." stated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (2003).

"The president's going out to an aircraft carrier to give a speech far out at sea ... while countless numbers of Americans are frightened stiff about the economy at home," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts (2003).
And Now!
 NBC5.com
President George W. Bush on Friday toured the Gulf Coast region devastated by Hurricane Katrina, even as the mayor of New Orleans spoke out against the government's response to the disaster. (2005)

Rawstory and NOLA.com report:

"Three tons of food ready for delivery by air to refugees in St. Bernard Parish and on Algiers Point sat on the Crescent City Connection bridge Friday afternoon as air traffic was halted because of President Bush’s visit to New Orleans, officials said, NOLA.com reports Wednesday on the news blog...MORE....

The provisions, secured by U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville, and state Agriculture Commissioner Bob Odom, baked in the afternoon sun as Bush surveyed damage across southeast Louisiana five days after Katrina made landfall as a Category 4 storm, said Melancon’s chief of staff, Casey O’Shea.

“We had arrangements to airlift food by helicopter to these folks, and now the food is sitting in trucks because they won’t let helicopters fly,

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WHAT THEY SAID/ WHAT THEY MEANT: KATRINA

Who: President George Bush: 2 days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall.
What He Said: “A State of Emergency exists in Louisiana beginning yesterday.

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