The Washington Post reports on the latest piece of wisdom from the people running our country.
The Department of Homeland Security has ranked the District (of Columbia) in a low-risk category of terrorist attack or catastrophe, putting it in the bottom 25 percent of U.S. states and territories, as part of a decision that will cost the city millions in anti-terror funds, according to city and federal officials.
The news came as irate officials from
New Yorkand demanded explanations for why the department slashed funds in a separate urban anti-terrorism program by 40 percent for the metropolitan areas hit hardest by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Washington
The department adopted new, risk-based procedures this year to divide $1.7 billion in 2006 anti-terror funding for states and cities. Officials announced Wednesday that under the biggest program -- involving urban areas -- the capital region's allocation of about $77 million last year would be cut to $46.5 million.I live in
For the slow learners at Homeland Security here’s a quick primer.
, is the capital of the country terrorists have labeled the enemy. Washington, D.C.
- One successful strike at any of the government centers in D.C. would have a major effect on the federal government (think FBI headquarters, the White House, the Capitol) and could cripple it, not to mention having a major psychological impact on the country.
- One successful strike to any of the monuments in the capital would also kill many people and have a serious impact on the psychology of this nation.