Bush caught in another Katrina lie

Bush caught in a lie once again, writes Chris A Paris of AMERICAblog, "As if anyone had any doubt before, documents will be released today that prove what many claimed during the post-Katrina news cycles. Bush lied to the American public."
White House Was Told Hurricane Posed Danger
A Homeland Security Department report submitted to the White House at 1:47 a.m. on Aug. 29, hours before the storm hit, said, "Any storm rated Category 4 or greater will likely lead to severe flooding and/or levee breaching."

The internal department documents, which were forwarded to the White House, contradict statements by President Bush and the homeland security secretary, Michael Chertoff, that no one expected the storm protection system in New Orleans to be breached.

"I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," Mr. Bush said in a television interview on Sept. 1. "Now we're having to deal with it, and will."

Other documents to be released Tuesday show that the weekend before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, Homeland Security Department officials predicted that its impact would be worse than a doomsday-like emergency planning exercise conducted in Louisiana in July 2004. [NYT]
Trampoline comments: "Kinda makes 'no one could have predicted the breach of these levees' ring a little hollow. And when you consider that what was at stake was the assured total destruction of a 70% black city, it makes 'George Bush doesn't care about Black people' ring a lot truer."

So, why didn't this damning revelation make the front page of the electronic edition of the Times?

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