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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:07 AM
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Bush to leave plans in case of crisis when Obama moves in
Source: Houston Chronicle

WASHINGTON The Bush White House has prepared more than a dozen contingency plans to help guide President-elect Barack Obama if an international crisis erupts in the opening days of his administration, part of an elaborate operation designed to smooth the first transition of power since Sept. 11, 2001.

The memorandums envision a variety of volatile possibilities, like a North Korean nuclear explosion, a cyberattack on U.S. computer systems, a terrorist strike on U.S. facilities overseas or a fresh outbreak of instability in the Middle East, according to people briefed on them. Each then outlines options for Obama to consider.

The contingency planning goes beyond what other administrations have done, with President George W. Bush and Obama vowing to work in tandem to ensure a more efficient transition in a time of war and terrorist threat. The commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, noting problems during the handover from President Bill Clinton to Bush, called for a better process "since a catastrophic attack could occur with little or no notice," as its report put it.

In addition to the contingency memorandums, the Bush team has given crisis training to nearly 100 career government officials who may be filling in during the early days of Obama's presidency while political appointees await Senate confirmation. Starting before the election, those career workers have conducted exercises alongside outgoing political appointees to test their responses.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/6168884.html




:wow: OH...MY...GAWD! The gull! Such mockery!!! I'm completely miffed.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:11 AM
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1. Obama now knows what Not To Do
He can just copy these and hand them out at meetings and say that any idea that is on that list is automatically out.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:11 AM
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2. Damn Bush bullies. Control freak much?
:eyes:
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:15 AM
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3. O. K.
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 05:16 AM by northofdenali
The bunch of assholes in this misAdministration wouldn't know a contingency plan or a crisis if it bit them on the balls.

Katrina?
Iraq?
Global Warming?
Financial Crisis?
No Middle Class Left to Fuck With?
No Health Insurance for 40% of the U.S.?
Unemployment at the highest since the early '40's?
Ike?
Rita?
Fuel Prices?

Check. Sure, the Shrub has contingency, emergency plans for all of the above. They involve flying around in your own private 747 and reading "My Pet Goat", snortin' whatcha like and drinkin' that Jack.

Edited to add my spouse's comment. "The "war on drugs" got nowhere in the Bush Administration - he didn't want to lose his source."
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:13 AM
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8. This is like studying with the dumbest kid in class
Obama should literally put them in a "check to see what not to be done" file

Clearly this is Cheney trying to influence events once his icy grip is released.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:16 AM
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4. "My usual plan is to flake out & FAIL. Smirk." - Commander AWOL (R)
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 05:16 AM by SpiralHawk
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:35 AM
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5. paper shredders were made for this. n/t
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:37 AM
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6. Here are the plans revealed...
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:02 AM
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7. I'd find out who those 100 "helpers" are
and put them in a room somewhere until the end of time.
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:20 AM
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10. Nah, put 'em all in a room together -
they'll forget what they are there for, have a food fight, wet the bed, and go home to mommy's basement.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:14 AM
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9. Can you hear the snickering from the Obama camp?
I can.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:25 AM
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11. What did Bush/Cheney do with the Hart/Rudman Report detailing Terrorist Attack Prevention ?
He shit canned it....made Cheney in Charge of Terror Prevention...Feb 2001

Both of them Blew it big time...
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:36 AM
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12. Couldn't resist this one.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:08 AM
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19. Bush the DISTORTER
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:28 AM
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13. These 'plans' should be used as textbook cases of what NOT to do
I can say that w/o having seen the plans, because I know that every plan implemented by BushCo has been an utter disaster.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:19 AM
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14. Oh, THAT's useful!
A bottle of Jim Beam with a tag saying "Drink Me."
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:50 AM
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15. "The Presidential Copy Of 'My Pet Goat' Is In The Top Drawer Of The Desk"
What else needs to be said?
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:52 AM
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16. He's going to leave a large bottle of Jack Daniels???
with a note attached..."in case of crisis, open now."
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:54 AM
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17. The bastards are burrowing in plain sight.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:05 AM
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18. Yeah, but all the memos say is "Call Dick at his undisclosed location (also known as the real
President's residence."
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:59 AM
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20. "Here's the whiskey bottle, the vodka, the gin, the tequilla, I like that one, brandy, scotch,..."
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:16 AM
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21. Dear George W. bUsh & regime;
Just LEAVE, motherfuckers.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:28 AM
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22. Well one needs to christen the new shredders with something!
What a thoughtful parting gift.

Julie
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:35 AM
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23. He has such a stellar history of handling crisis. NOT
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Buenaventura Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:40 AM
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24. Maybe Laura should just leave a casserole.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:04 PM
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25. Dear Obamer, sorry I used up all the crayons. Call one of those guys in the hall if'n you need more
etc.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:05 PM
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26. Cheney just can't get his icy cold non-dead-yet hands off the wheel
Scum
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 01:32 PM
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27. !!!!!
:spray: :rofl:

Next up: Parenting Tips from Lynn Spears.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 01:58 PM
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28. Is Cheney in charge of planning the crisis?
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FriendlyReminder Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 02:32 PM
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29. Put them immediately in the "round file"
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 02:47 PM
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30. Well, let's at least hope they flush the toilets before they leave...
Any plans Bush has and un-flushed toilets are two things the Big Cat doesn't need his first day in the White House.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:27 PM
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31. "Do nothing and blame everyone else." Volumes I-XII
Written in 64 colors
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:10 PM
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37. and Nuke Iran
as an appendix.

Realistically, anything that happens after 12:00:00:01 EST is All Obama's Fault, doncha know.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:17 PM
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38. Indeed.
In fact anything that's happened in the last 8 years will be.

I can hear Limpbulb already.

OK. So I can only hear a pill bottle shaking. :rofl:
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:32 PM
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32. step one, grab all copies of said plans. step two, grab trash can, step three, put plans in trash
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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:58 PM
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33. Plan number one, declare martial law, call bush and cheney back to work and get out of the way.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:05 PM
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34. Bottle of Jack Daniels in a glass case with a sign that says "break glass..."
That's your legacy, georgie.
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Stellabella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:26 PM
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35. What bull.
The 'problems during the handover from President Bill Clinton to Bush' were all on the Bush side. They ignored warnings, didn't even take notes during the transition meetings, and generally acted with unabashed arrogance and hubris.

I'm so sick of this shit.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:36 PM
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36. Well, why not?
All his other plans have been complete shit.
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