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Old 09-23-2005, 12:20 PM
freeman freeman is offline
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Default Re: Hurricaine Practice?

I think the answer lies in the original charter of FEMA as defined by the Reagan admnistration (there is a thread about this somewhere else I believe).
FEMA was never intended to be an emergency assistance agency. It is an emergency response arm of the federal government, whose sole overriding objective is to establish and maintain order in the even of a disaster, not to assist those imperiled by the disaster.
Yes, it has been getting a lot of practice at what it does best -- and the response it displayed to Hurricane Katrina would probably rate it an A+ grade from its original founders.
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