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Clarification: Katrina-Video story

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) _

In a March 1 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 among U.S. officials. 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 the storm hit, Bush was told there were grave concerns that the levees could be overrun. It wasn't until the next morning, as the storm was hitting, that Michael Brown, then head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Bush had inquired about reports of breaches. Bush did not participate in that briefing.

Parece que a história não estava nada bem contada. O aviso aconteceu de facto, mas para o perigo da a água passar por cima dos diques, um acontecimento bem menos grave e mais facilmente solucionável do que o rebentamento dos diques, que se veio a verificar.

O comportamento da AP foi o correcto. Resta agora esperar que a imprensa portuguesa, que rapidamente veio lançar a bomba de que Bush tinha mentido, publique também este comunicado da AP. Em nome da isenção.

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