Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Anticipa-ay-tion ... It's Making Me Lie

Anticipa-ay-tion ... It's Making Me Lie
by SusanG
Mon Jan 23, 2006 at 07:23:02 PM PDT
Just to try and keep a few lies documented in one place, here are this evening's offerings, inspired by today's Newsday report cited in the first item below:


"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."
-- President Bush, September 1, 2005

WASHINGTON-- The Homeland Security Department was warned a day before Hurricane Katrina hit that the storm's surge could breach levees and leave New Orleans flooded for weeks or months, documents released Monday show.
-- Newsday, January 23, 2006

And who can forget the recent Monty Python "Spanish Inquisition" moment for Bremer:

Washington -- Paul Bremer, who led the U.S. civilian occupation authority in Iraq after the 2003 invasion, has admitted the United States did not anticipate the insurgency, NBC Television said yesterday.
-- Globe and Mail, January 7, 2006

Rebuilding Iraq will require a considerable commitment of American resources, but the longer U.S. presence is maintained, the more likely violent resistance will develop.
-- Army War College Report, February 2003

And, of course, the granddaddy of them all, that "plane flying into buildings" thing:

"I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon."
-- Condoleezza Rice, May 16, 2002

WASHINGTON -- In the two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted exercises simulating what the White House says was unimaginable at the time: hijacked airliners used as weapons to crash into targets and cause mass casualties.

One of the imagined targets was the World Trade Center. In another exercise, jets performed a mock shootdown over the Atlantic Ocean of a jet supposedly laden with chemical poisons headed toward a target in the United States. In a third scenario, the target was the Pentagon -- but that drill was not run after Defense officials said it was unrealistic, NORAD and Defense officials say.
-- USA Today, April 18, 2004

Feel free to add suggestions and links for ridiculous "nobody anticipated" moments in comments below. Perhaps we could work up a document to include in dkospedia.

Or ... you know ... just rant and vent, share your outrage and pain.


Blogger SkyeBlue2U said...

Gretchen you Rock! I read this yesterday then our news came on and of course I was running off at the mouth(Thanks to You :) my roommate got so furious with me that I knew all of this before the newscaster could get it all out, thanks love!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Glad to help. :)

6:35 AM  
Blogger gone said...

I just don't see how this administration can lie time and time again and there are people in America who still believe the filth that spills forth from what might be called a mouth, but more closely resembles a down spout.

12:44 PM  

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