Where does the buck stop?

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Sat, Sep 03, 2005, 4:38 pm  //  John Servais

Most agree - even W. Bush - that FEMA has botched the aid effort for New Orleans. Now we learn that Mike Brown, the director of FEMA, was fired in 2001 from his last private sector job of overseeing horse shows. He then got a job with FEMA through his old college roommate - and rose to the head of FEMA. He had no emergency relief experience.

Read it yourself in the Boston Herald online.

Where does the buck stop? How many more directors and top management folks appointed by GW are as incompetent? Brown was a good GOP activist. We can easily see what is happening in New Orleans - but we cannot see what is happening in Iraq except for what the military tells the news media.

We have only the foreign web sites to help us get an understanding of how badly we are screwing up in Iraq. Those Americans who think we cannot possibly be doing badly in Iraq should pay attention to New Orleans. And let us remember that up till yesterday, Bush and Brown and all our Federal officials were saying all was going well and as planned. Were they deceiving us or did they not know themselves? Neither answer is very assuring.

I beg my Iraq war-supporting friends to take a second look at that war. It is a tragedy for the USA, for Iraq and for the future of world stability.

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-> Boston Herald: Brown pushed from last job: FEMA chief had to be `asked to resign'
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Where does the buck stop?

Sat, Sep 03, 2005, 4:38 pm  //  John Servais

Most agree - even W. Bush - that FEMA has botched the aid effort for New Orleans. Now we learn that Mike Brown, the director of FEMA, was…


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Thu, Sep 01, 2005, 4:45 pm  //  John Servais

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