Government Launches 'Ready' Campaign
Our own U.S. government is launching an ad campaign. The campaign, called 'Ready' is designed to offer information to citizens about the prospect of war, terrorism, and biological warfare. Happy topics for sure.
The campaign promotes a web site that offers information on what to expect and how to prepare, urging Americans to put together emergency kits and plans to deal with any potential attack.
Tom Ridge, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, says he hopes the campaign won't make people feel an attack is coming.
"Is it a possibility? Yes. Is it likely? Probably not," Ridge says. "We're saying if you want to do something to prepare for that unlikely moment, hopefully it'll make you feel more secure."
Somehow, that just doesn't sound all that comforting.