In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warnedand his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage. . . .
Bush declared four days after the storm, "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees" that gushed deadly flood waters into New Orleans. But the transcripts and video show there was plenty of talk about that possibility — and Bush was worried too.
Thus Bush was caught in another lie. He said that no one anticipated a breach of the levees, when clearly they had. The only problem with this report was that it was false. What Bush was warned about was the possibility that a storm surge would rise over the levees. That would have been a very different kettle of fish. Bush didn't lie. The AP did.