Is he just lazy? He had a clear warning just as before 9-11, and chose to cut brush. It boggles the mind. The guy spends so much time on vacation (about 20% of his time in office), that he simply has no use for putting in the work that could prevent tragedies. And yet, the conservatives who rail against the free loaders are letting him get a pass. This president is a free loader. Today he campaigns in Ohio. Tommorrow he'll probably visit a meat packing plant to massage the beef lobby. Couple days off, then he'll talk to a bunch of pre-screened shills at a town hall meeting in Kansas about his tax cuts. Seriously, he didn't know about the UAE deal? He didn't know about the Katrina flood? He didn't know about the pending attack on the US? He didn't know there are several different groups of Iraqis under Hussein? Is he really that dumb, or just intellectually lazy?? There is a country you invaded completely falling apart before our eyes. Your program has elected a terrorist organization to head up the Palestinian Authority. There is genocide in Darfur. The UAE wants to control our ports. There are tens of thousands of homeless as a result of Katrina. You are busy fundraising and campaigning? Get to work you imbecile!!