I Just Heard Part Of The Problem

2 August 2004

Keeping this nation safe has become more difficult than it was twenty years ago. I just heard that Tom Ridge, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has testified more than 140 times before committees in Congress. This is a man who was appointed shortly after Septempber of 2001, and these 140 appearances occurred in the 34 months since then.

It’s pretty difficult to build a new approach to anything when you are so continuously diverted and second-guessed by bureaucracy. This is true regardless of political party.

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