08 January, 2009

"Homeland security": threat or menace?

Tonight ABC's so-called "reality" show "Homeland Security" begins.  Maybe it will become such a laughing-stock that it will be pulled, but I fear the possibility of a new "Cops," and we all know how long that's been going on.

Meanwhile, the Obama transition appears to be serious about getting rid of the White House apparatus for Homeland Security established after 9/11, folding it back into the NSC system (where appropriate) or disaster preparedness.  If so, it's a step in the right direction.

Now we need to dismantle the Department of Homeland Security--and do it now.  Bureacracies tend to grow more rigid and more insular over time.  This may be the last chance to fix one of the most collosal blunders of the past eight years.

Obama Is Reported Set to Revise Counterterrorism Efforts - NYTimes.com

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