In 2003, he sent a memo to the Homeland Security Secretary about the retooling of FEMA under the new department:
The inevitable result, he wrote, would be "an ineffective and uncoordinated response" to a terrorist attack or a natural disaster.Give that man a Presidential Medal of Freedom!
It looks like Brown knew something bad was going to happen:
"The slogan was 'Do No Harm,' but we were doing harm," Brown said. "People became distracted from the mission, because we spent so much time and energy fighting for resources and working on reorganization. It just disintegrated our capacity."I got news for you, Brownie. You don’t get points for seeing it coming.