DHS in a nutshell

This is my new favorite quote regarding everyone's favorite Federal bureaucracy, the Department of Homeland Security. Too bad it is from a fictional POTUS, in the novel The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry.

"'The monstrosity of government called homeland security,' the president said, 'is absurd. I have yet to find anyone who knows how much it costs, how many are employed, how many programs there are and, most important, how much duplication there is. Best I can tell there are nearly 1300 separate organizations working homeland security or foreign intelligence. That's on top of nearly 2000 private contractors. Nearly 900,000 hold a top secret clearance. How could anything possibly be kept secret with that many eyes and ears?'"

At least in the fictional world someone in government understands what a disaster George W. Bush authorized after 9/11.

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