Bush’s Story: Hurricane Katrina Response Demonstrates Bush’s “Crisis Management”

Bush Library Display On Hurricane Katrina Emphasizes Bush’s “Crisis Management.” The following image is a photograph of the George W. Bush Library and Museum display on Hurricane Katrina:

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[George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Display, photo taken May 3-4, 2013]

Bush Library Features Quote From President Saying “Katrina Exposed Serious Problems In Our Response Capability.” According to the Hurricane Katrina display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, “Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government. … I want to know what went right and what went wrong.” [George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Display]

Missing From Bush’s Quote: “And To The Extent That The Federal Government Didn’t Fully Do Its Job Right, I Take Responsibility.” According to the New York Times, “President Bush said on Tuesday that he bore responsibility for any failures of the federal government in its response to Hurricane Katrina and suggested that he was unsure whether the country was adequately prepared for another catastrophic storm or terrorist attack. ‘Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government, and to the extent that the federal government didn’t fully do its job right, I take responsibility,’ Mr. Bush said in an appearance in the East Room with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq. ‘I want to know what went right and what went wrong.’” [New York Times, 9/14/05]