Friday, February 1, 2008

Whe-eh-eh-ere Did De Money Go?

This from today's New York Times kind of makes you wonder where all the trillions we've spent for homeland security and military preparedness have actually gone, doesn't it? And yet I don't think I've heard one single member of Congress form that obvious question, let alone do subpoena-style investigations. I suspect the reason has something to do with protecting those who might be illuminated if light ever hits the end of that tunnel:

Military Is Called Unprepared for Attack
Published: February 1, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States military is not prepared for a catastrophic attack on the country, and National Guard forces do not have the equipment or training they need for the job, according to a new report.

The study of the military’s readiness to respond to a chemical, biological or nuclear weapons attack found “an appalling gap that places the nation and its citizens at greater risk.”

The report was released Thursday by the Commission of the National Guard and Reserves, which is charged by Congress to recommend changes in law and policy concerning the those forces.