Friday, September 09, 2005
It's a Start: Michael Brown Demoted but Not Fired From FEMA
Mike Brown being removed from his role as head of FEMA. Washington Post is now reporting on MSNBC (reporter spence Hsu) that 5 of 8 top FEMA officials have little to no experience with emergency management. Sounds like an issue of political back scratching.
(GOI: I think getting rid of Mike Brown is a good move to show some accountability by this administration. However, getting rid of Brown is just the tip of the iceberg when dealing with repairing this hole that has been exposed in our federal govt.
Michael Chertoff should be next up the chain of command to go.
FEMA has basically been immasculated since it was absorbed into the DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) in 2003.
Also according to the Washington Post, FEMA finished last in a prepardness study of 28 federal agencies in 2003.
The Washington Post is also reporting that the Bechtel Group received a no-bid contract involving millions of dollars to help rebuild the Gulf Coast. Bechtel (along with Halliburton) is the same contract group that received a no-bid contract of millions of dollars to help rebuild Iraq.
GOI: Goddam it.
I knew Becthel was not far behind getting contracts to rebuild this area if Halliburton was already in the game as well.
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