Sunday, August 27, 2006

America Rotting

Those incidents followed reports that the National Security Agency (NSA), the intelligence world's electronic eavesdropping arm, is consuming so much electricity at its headquarters outside Washington that it is in danger of exceeding its power supply.

"If a terrorist group were able to knock the NSA offline, or disrupt one of the nation's busiest airports, or shut down the most important oil pipeline in the nation, the impact would be perceived as devastating," Beckner said. "And yet we've essentially let these things happen — or almost happen — to ourselves."

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The American Society of Civil Engineers last year graded the nation "D" for its overall infrastructure conditions, estimating that it would take $1.6 trillion over five years to fix the problem.


I can't say I let anything happen. This is clearly a leadership failure. Blame goes between the Executive and Legislative branches, for their failure to provide adequate budgeting. Again, the Republican 'leadership' has failed to provide for America.

I wonder where all the money is going