[quote]Tom Kean, the Republican chairman of the committee, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that enacting the changes is "not a priority for the government right now.
"A lot of the things we need to do really to prevent another 9/11 just simply aren’t being done by the president or by the Congress.
“What we’re concerned about now is that these recommendations – four years, more than four years after 9/11, are still not being done. People are not paying attention to them.”[/quote]
It’s not like we didn’t all know this from seeing the piss-poor reaction to hurricanes. We had 3+ days or warnings about those storms with little to no action from Bush’s cronies – can anyone imagine what a frickin’ clownshow any Bushian response to another surprise terror attack would be. Perhaps the Republican-led Congress can toss a few million dollars toward “port security” in Montana and Idaho, or to ensure that guys in Edmond, Oklahoma have plenty of HazMat suits.
Perhaps because Bush and the Republican leaders in Congress think that giving a crap about the security of Americans is “too much hassle,” they’ll be dumb enough to get yet another war going on, thus ensuring that many of the police and fire first-responders who also serve in the National Guard or Reserves will be called up for more and more extended tours of duty.