Did you see Michael "Grim Reaper" Chertoff on Meet the Press this morning?
Did your head explode?
Denying responsibility, shifting blame to state and city government--which now seems to be the official Rovewellian propaganda line.
Tim Russert (for a change) tried to hold Chertoff's feet to the fire, I'll give him that. But Tim failed to ask him the big question:
If state and local governments are responsible for disaster relief, why do we have Homeland Security and FEMA and Northern Command and the rest of it?
I read somewhere yesterday that the Gulf Coast recovery effort is predicted to cost around $100 billion.
How much do you reckon we pay annually for all the civil and military resources of Homeland Security? I don't have a solid figure handy, but I'll guarantee you it's more than $100 billion.
Our tax dollars in action.