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  •  Maybe augmented with exactly what Chertoff did. (2+ / 0-)
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    Buckeye BattleCry, donnamarie

    Grabbing a strangle hold on the FEMA communications center operation -- that was the critical blunder.

    Instead of the usual free flow of info and on-site managmeent, Chertoff insisted on a military format.

    Chertoff moved the Katrina control op center miles from the disaster site. Insisted that Brown change normal FEMA procedures to meet his new requirements. He also insisted that all Federal comm go through his personal office.

    The worst of it was a situation where the DHS people came in during the emergency and removed local radio repeaters -- installing their own equipment in its place. Armed men had it out, though guns were not drawn.

    We need to keep crazy people out of appointive positions. DHS and FEMA, absolutely.

    Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + sane Pro-Lifers =EQ= The GOPer Base

    by vets74 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 06:29:40 PM PDT

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