history of homeland security
In this excellent Nov. 22 column, WaPo pundit E.J. Dionne give you trhe sordid history of the Homeland Security bill.
The idea for this vast new bureaucracy was embraced at a moment of maximum political advantage and pursued with a relentless focus on electoral calculation. By turning domestic security into a divisive and partisan issue, President Bush helped win his party an election. But at what cost?
That's just the beginning, folks. But, of course, it's all academic now; Bush has a Republican Senate, the
lack of accountability flexibility to remove Democratic unqualified employees and replace them with patronage more qualified candidates, and a bunch of tacked-on goodies for special interests.