'I cannot get a unified command,' Part II: John
flags a good column by John Tierney
, who writes about one company that showed initiative outside 'the plan' and how FEMA actively tried to block initiative and anything else outside 'the plan.' ... Individual initiative? ...
Imagine FEMA commanding the Battle of Lexington and Concord: You there, Danvers militia! You haven't reported to us yet! Stop that firing right now! Take your Minutemen to the Respect Thy Neighbors' Papist Faith Seminar and await further orders. ... Menotomy Minutemen! Where do you think you're going? Who authorized you to defend that village against Redcoats? It's not even on the map. It says here "Arlington." You haven't even filled out a Sparsely Populated Urban Warfare AQ-207-1 form!!! Get back to the stonewall!