Bush knew nothing of Haditha deaths until Time asked questions

| Tue May 30, 2006 10:07 PM EDT

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow says that George W. Bush heard reports that U.S. Marines had killed two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians "When a Time reporter first made the call." In March, Time reported the investigation of a dozen marines for possible war crimes in a November incident in which unarmed citizens, including women and children, were shot. The killings occurred after a bomb hit a military convoy and killed a Marine.

Time is now reporting that the Marines' superiors may have been part of a cover-up.

Get Mother Jones by Email - Free. Like what you're reading? Get the best of MoJo three times a week.