WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has failed to put together an adequate plan for responding to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction, the inspector general at the agency said Tuesday.
In a new report, the IG said the department does not assign a single entity or individual responsibility for managing a response to a WMD incident.
The report said there are no specific operational response plans for a WMD event in place at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; or the U.S. Marshals Service. None of those three Justice Department components provides training for responding to a WMD incident or regularly participates in WMD response exercises, the report also stated.
"We found the response planning among all the components, including the FBI, to be inconsistent and not well coordinated," Inspector General Glenn Fine said.
I blame this largely on the Bush and Clinton Administrations. We have been concerned about WMD's for more than a decade. Why haven't we done anything about it?
This doesn't let Obama off of the hook though. What has he done about it in the last year and a half?
Finally, Bush took the hit for not stopping 9/11 after nine months. Think Obama will take a hit for not preventing any kind of attack after 1+ years?