11 October 2005

Another gap in Homeland Security.

It has just come to the attention of Congress that the federal government is years behind in fulfilling a congressional mandate to give people who live within 20 miles of a nuclear plant iodine pills, which can help prevent thyroid cancer should a plant melt down in, say, a terrorist attack. After 9/11, Congress required that the pills be offered by the end of 2003. The official in charge of the program blamed "bureaucratic indecision" stemming from a fight over which agency was in charge.

And, once again, we ask as Americans, who is running our government?


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