After The Uproar, They Clarify

The AP reported on videos that President Bush participated in and the impression was that Bush knew about potential breaches and then said he did not. There was an uproar by the left wing blogs with scores of moonbats saying this shows Bush is a liar. Now that the damage has been done (purposefully, no doubt) the AP is correcting the story to make it a bit clearer:

WASHINGTON — In a Wednesday story, The Associated Press reported that federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his Homeland Security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees in New Orleans, citing confidential video footage of an Aug. 28 briefing.

The Army Corps of Engineers considers a breach a hole developing in a levee rather than an overrun. The story should have made clear that Bush was warned about floodwaters overrunning the levees, rather than the levees breaking.

The day before Katrina, Bush was told there were grave concerns the levees could be overrun.

It wasn’t until the next morning, as the storm made landfall, that Michael Brown, then head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Bush had asked about reports of breaches. Bush did not participate in that briefing. (Source: The State)

This will not keep the moonbats from hanging on to their claims but it shows that the President was accurate in saying he did not know about breaches (especially when Governor Blanco told him there were none) and it shows the MSM will lie about anything in order to do harm to the President.

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