Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Oh the irony.

Press release from the White House.

I am sorry to be glib, but what makes this crowd think they have any chance of accomplishing this stuff?
Here are some things they can't even seem to do now, much less after an attack, my comments are in parentheses:

(5) The following NEFs are the foundation for all continuity programs and capabilities and represent the overarching responsibilities of the Federal Government to lead and sustain the Nation during a crisis, and therefore sustaining the following NEFs shall be the primary focus of the Federal Government leadership during and in the aftermath of an emergency that adversely affects the performance of Government Functions:

(a) Ensuring the continued functioning of our form of government under the Constitution, including the functioning of the three separate branches of government; (try not to think about the fact that the Congress for all of six years was not a functioning branch of Government)

(b) Providing leadership visible to the Nation and the world and maintaining the trust and confidence of the American people; (Please try not to think about the abject failure of this President to keep any of his campaign promises about being a uniter, an education president, and someone who will not get involved in nation building. That is a confidence builder.)
(c) Defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and preventing or interdicting attacks against the United States or its people, property, or interests; (don't think about illegal domestic spying, Guantanamo Bay, or the fact that some guy the Government thought had a highly infectious form of TB got on a plane in Atlanta and then returned home to Atlanta by driving unchecked across our border with Canada.)

(d) Maintaining and fostering effective relationships with foreign nations; (this is just laughable.)

(e) Protecting against threats to the homeland and bringing to justice perpetrators of crimes or attacks against the United States or its people, property, or interests; (again, don't think of Guantanamo)
(f) Providing rapid and effective response to and recovery from the domestic consequences of an attack or other incident; (It might help not to think about Katrina or the fact that our National Guard has less than half the equipment it needs to be effective.)
(g) Protecting and stabilizing the Nation's economy and ensuring public confidence in its financial systems; and (It,will help to ignore the ballooning national debt, unfunded Social Security, and the lack of health care for 40 million Americans.)

h) Providing for critical Federal Government services that address the national health, safety, and welfare needs of the United States. (Again, you must be joking.)

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