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Oerdin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:26 AM
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11. See how FEMA's mission statement has changed.
The Rude Pundit has an excellent comparision to how FEMA's statement of what it is supposed to do has radically changed from under Clinton to Bush's new take. It really is disgusting to see how they've tried to wiggle out of their sole reason for existance.

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2005/09/femas-long-term-...


So, to summarize here, the Strategic Goals of FEMA have shifted from definite measures of effectiveness in emergencies, including the responsibility to feed, hydrate, and shelter victims in the first couple of days after a disaster, to a business-speak that leaves weasel room for any screw-ups. To put it plainly, FEMA had been neutered by the Bush administration, dehumanized and made robotic. Is it any wonder how Michael Brown could sit there today with a straight face and claim he did his job?

And when you read even the dry minimal performance goals, and you compare it to Brown's testimony, you quickly realize he simply didn't care.
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