Tuesday, September 06, 2005

No excuses

Ever hear of the National Response Plan? Me either, but I hope we'll be hearing a lot more about it soon. Because Georgia10 just finished reading it and has this to say:

Passing the buck to the Mayor and the Governor is unacceptable. Laying all the blame at Brown's and FEMA's feet is unacceptable. Because the plan, that security blanket given to every state in this Nation, says the PRESIDENT will lead in Incidents of National Significance. It says THE PRESIDENT will order the Secretary of Defense to deploy troops, without a request from the local officials. It says THE PRESIDENT directs the Secretary of Homeland Security and leads him in responding "effectively" to disasters.

Katrina became an Incident of National Significance on August 26, 2005, when Bush himself declared a state of emergency in Louisiana, then Mississippi. Bush went back on vacation. The hurricane hit three days later.

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