With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, President Bush has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack.
In a new National Security Presidential Directive, Bush lays out his plans for dealing with a “catastrophic emergency.” Under that plan, he entrusts himself with leading the entire federal government, not just the Executive Branch. And he gives himself the responsibility “for ensuring constitutional government.” He laid this all out in a document entitled “National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51“ and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20.“
The White House released it on May 9.
I know, I know… 01/20/09 and all that. We can’t wait for him to step down and leave office, etc. etc. But folks, I gotta be honest here. This particular administration has been so problematic, that part of me has been wondering for three years now whether he will actually leave office, or whether there will be some kind of “continuing emergency” which ‘will require his ongoing presence.’
I hope not, mind you. But part of me fears it greatly.