23rd June 02:03
Those ridiculous Bush color-coded alerts.
From The New York Times, 8/10/03:
Report Finds Threat Alerts in Color Code Baffle Public
By PHILIP SHENON
A new Congressional report has found that the government's much
ridiculed color-coded terrorist alert system is so vague in detailing
threats that the public "may begin to question the authenticity" of
the threats and take no action when the alert level is raised.
The review by the Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan branch
of the Library of Congress, offered lawmakers options for replacing or
overhauling the system, including a proposal that the five-color
palette of alert levels be replaced with "general warnings concerning
the threat of terrorist attacks."
The Aug. 6 report has not been made public, although it has been
circulated to members of Congress involved in oversight of the
Department of Homeland Security, which administers the color-coded
Color-coded crap, like everything else Bush has produced in the last 2
and half years.