"Although they were aware of the threat, Burma's state-run media failed to issue a timely warning to citizens in the storm's path," (Laura) Bush said Monday. . .It's true -- I saw it. The US government issued a warning about Cyclone Nagris well in advance of the time it hit landfall in Burma. As I am told most Burmese tune into the Burmese language service of Voice of America, the US shortwave radio broadcaster probably saved many lives.
"It's troubling that many of the Burmese people learned of this impending disaster only when foreign outlets, such as Radio Free Asia and Voice of America, sounded the alarm," she said. . . .
However, it is awfully hard to listen to a Bush lecture anyone about the need to warn your citizens about impending weather catastrophe!
My Burma telecom tech posts