Accountability

Was reading a recent news brief about a US submarine that hit a merchant vessel and I was struck by how little accountability there is in the federal government. This poor submarine captain’s career is over. No matter what the reason was for the collision, there just isn’t any excuse that will save his career. He is the captain. He is responsible for his ship. Period.

Contrast that to FEMA and the government’s response to the situation in New Orleans. Does anyone believe that this same accountability standard will be applied to FEMA’s chain of command?

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  1. Well everyone is calling for the FEMA director’s head.

    Bush admin is loathe to admit any mistakes but they may have the guy resign to ease the pressure from Bush and Chertoff.

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