Coast Guard Always Protects Us From Threats, Even If It’s The Executive Branch
For those of you who don’t know, the US Coast Guard is chalk full of baddassery. They are also home to one of the nation’s most elite counter-terrorist units. So think twice before mouthing off about them.
The Coast Guard released a report on the BP oil spill that is not too flattering for the Obama administration.
The Obama administration failed to set up an “effective” communications system during last year’s BP oil spill and threatened its own credibility by “severely restricting” the release of “timely, accurate information,” according to a newly released report commissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Quietly posted on the Coast Guard’s website two weeks ago, the report offers the first major assessment of the federal government’s communications efforts during the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
“Several layers of review and approval by the White House and (Department of Homeland Security) prevented timely and effective crisis communications and hindered the Coast Guard’s ability to … (keep) stakeholders informed about the status of the response,” the report reads, adding that “accurate and timely messaging from the response organization improves transparency with the public.”
In recent years it’s been the Guard services that have been most willing to tell the truth to the American public.