Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bush Bikes Through Bomb Drill

This from Think Progress:
“Dozens of high-level officials joined in a White House drill [today] to see how the government would respond if several cities were attacked simultaneously with bombs similar to those used against U.S. troops in Iraq. … President Bush went on a bike ride [this] morning and did not take part in the test.” (HT: Huffington Post)

It's just not surprising any more. Not long now...

5 comments:

The Nameless One said...

Now, I find it comforting to think that if the US did face a co-ordinated, lethal and devastating terrorist attack then George W Bush would be sent off to ride his bike. I think it would lead to a much more coherent and helpful response than if Bush was allowed to be in charge...

The Remittance Man said...

Actually I read somewhere that this is longstanding policy (not the bike ride per se, but the absence of the main man).

The thinking is that while the system needs testing under realistic scenarios, the organisers specifically do not include the Pres, whoever that may be.

As I understand it this is because the people charged with providing him with all the information necessary to make decisions must do so in an unbiased way. If they have seen how he acts in a "war game" (and I beleive they are quite realistic and stressful) this may prejudice what information they give him and how they do it during a real crisis.

Whether this is a wise thing, I don't know, but it's the system the Americans use. To make out that its another "Idiot Bush" thing is a little unfair. I suspect that if one does some digging one will find that Clinton and all the other ex-POTUS's (POTII?) were absent during similar crisis exercises during their tenures (though not necessarily on their bikes).

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