Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The fish rots from the head down
Chertoff's hesitation and Bush's creation of a task force both appear to contradict the National Response Plan and previous presidential directives that specify what the secretary of homeland security is assigned to do without further presidential orders. The goal of the National Response Plan is to provide a streamlined framework for swiftly delivering federal assistance when a disaster - caused by terrorists or Mother Nature - is too big for local officials to handle.
You can find the story here, and probably in your own favorite Knight-Ridder paper. The T-P is a Newhouse property, so you probably won't see this on NOLA.Com.
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