Bush Learned About Haditha Massacre from the Media
It seems the White House still needs to take care of a few major communication problems. You would think the man who's in charge of pushing the "war" button would be briefed by the Pentagon about a military massacre. Not in this White House:
On Tuesday, White House spokesman Tony Snow said President Bush learned of the killings only after a reporter from Time magazine asked questions. Time published an article in March that said the Pentagon was investigating the incident.
Asked when Bush was first briefed about the events in Haditha, an insurgent stronghold in western Iraq, Snow replied Tuesday: "When a Time reporter first made the call."
Bush was briefed on the incident and investigation by his national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, Snow said. He would not detail Bush's personal involvement since.