Wednesday, March 01, 2006

No-Spin Cycle

On August 28, the day before Hurricane Katrina struck, President Bush was briefed on just how devasatating the storm could be. After the storm, when the extent of the destruction was becoming known, Bush said "no one could have anticipated the breach of the levees." A video released today of that August briefing shows just the opposite is true.

This could be a bad one for the President. It will be tough for the White House to spin. The President's spokesman, Trent Duffy said, "I hope people don't draw conclusions from the president getting a single briefing." Not the point. One briefing was enough if it told him the levees were in danger and then a few days later he claims he had no idea they were in peril.

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