Shortly after President Bush's arrival, he made an impromptu speech to rescue workers gathered in New Orleans:
"I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the hurricane that knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon! Freedom and fear are at war. I will not forget this wound to our country or the low pressure weather pattern that inflicted it. I will not yield. I will not rest. Mother Nature, bring it on!"
Later, under a half-submerged banner that read "Mission Accomplished", the President announced plans to invade the Pacific Ocean, even though Hurricane Katrina originated in the Atlantic and gained strength in the Gulf of Mexico.