GREEKS BEARING GIFTS
story by Paul Krugman of the New York Times which basically lays the blame for all these “failures” (how sick we are of hearing that word after 9/11) at the feet of Bush funding cuts at the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) since 2001. If you have been watching TV at all – who hasn’t? – you have also seen former Clinton FEMA Director, James Lee Witt emerging as a knight in white armor saying basically the same thing. Yes, it’s true that under the Clinton administration many of these challenges were better addressed and planned for. But that was before Peak Oil and climate collapse.