Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Ex-FEMA IG, George J. Opfer, has been nominated by President Bush to be the new IG at the VA... Opfer is currently Deputy IG at the Dept. of Labor. He was formerly with FEMA as IG. So why the demotion? It appears Opfer PO'd the brass, including Mike Brown, when he issued a "we done bad" report after 911...Now, Bush wants him to be the big IG at VA. Why? How about his link to FEMA. There is a move to put the VA's emergency management programs under FEMA. Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs has indicated as much...VA was the ONLY government agency to have an adequate emergency response to Katrina. VA does NOT need to answer to FEMA (Homeland Security)...

Watch this one closely vets. Just as FEMA does not belong under Homeland Security, neither does the VA need to be run by FEMA, an agency that needs to put its own act back together.

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