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Michael Moore Attacks Bush for Katrina Apathy

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Sep 02, 2005 | 11:30am EDT

Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore has launched a scathing attack on President George W. Bush's handling of the relief operation to rescue Hurricane Katrina survivors in America's Deep South.

Moore grabbed international acclaim with his Fahrenheit 9/11 expose of Bush's actions in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks--and he is equally unimpressed with the President's behavior in the wake of the biggest natural disaster to hit the US in years.

Moore says in an open letter published on his website, "Dear Mr Bush: Any idea where all our helicopters are? It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted.

"Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? Also, any idea where all our national guard soldiers are? We could really use them right now for the type of thing they signed up to do like helping with national disasters. How come they weren't there to begin with?

"I especially like how, the day after the hurricane, instead of flying to Louisiana, you flew to San Diego to party with your business peeps. Don't let people criticize you for this--after all, the hurricane was over and what the heck could you do, put your finger in the dike?"

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