Tuesday, May 03, 2005

How Good Is George Bush At Protecting Us?

Not very good, according to a scathing report obtained by the Washington Post. The Department of Homeland Security's web site Ready.gov actually gives the wrong advise on what to do in the case of a nuclear attack. The website suggests in a graphic that you could survive a nuclear blast as close as one block away by simply walking around the corner of a building to get away from the explosion. The text reads "Consider if you can getting out of the area." Really. That's fucking helpful. The problem is that the building would be vaporized. I love this paragraph from WAPO.

"Ready.gov treats a nuclear weapon in this case as if it were a big truck bomb, which it's not," said Ivan Oelrich, a physicist who studies nuclear weapons for the nonprofit Federation of American Scientists. "There's no information in Ready.gov that would help your chances" of surviving a nuclear blast or the resulting mushroom cloud, he said.

So, Bush's baby's website has no helpful info. None. It's been three and a half years since terrorists last struck this country and we can't even manage to get correct info on a fucking web page. That is ridiculous. If you really want to find out what to do in case of a terrorist attack, try this Rand Corp web page

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