Yesterday, Obama attempted to reassure the American people about the Ebola crisis.
One proposal: Ebola SWAT teams.
OBAMA: First of all, what I’ve directed the CDC to do is that as soon as somebody is diagnosed with Ebola, we want a rapid response team, a SWAT team, essentially, from the CDC to be on the ground as quickly as possible -- hopefully within 24 hours -- so that they are taking the local hospital step by step through exactly what needs to be done and making sure that all the protocols are properly observed; that the use of protective equipment is done effectively; that disposal of that protective equipment is done properly.Unbelievable.
Obama says, "[W]e want a rapid response team, a SWAT team, essentially, from the CDC to be on the ground as quickly as possible -- hopefully within 24 hours."
"Hopefully within 24 hours" is NOT a rapid response.
If Obama's life was being threatened, would he be content with getting assistance to protect him "hopefully within 24 hours"?
Of course not.
A "SWAT team" should be able to arrive at a scene within 8 hours or less.
We need Congress to take action to prevent disaster, since Obama isn't willing to use his mighty pen and his mighty phone to take effective action.