Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Sometimes the buck actually stops

matters of stateThis time, amazingly, it's an all-Republican House Investigative Committee releasing a devastating assessment of the response to Katrina.
"It remains difficult to understand how government could respond so ineffectively to a disaster that was anticipated for years, and for which specific dire warnings had been issued for days. This crisis was not only predictable, it was predicted," the committee said.
No surprises for the reality-based, but heartening to see the bullshit-detection put on paper and with a GOP imprint. Of course, the 9/11 Commission report never yielded any results, so don't look for heads to roll (other than Heckuva Job Brownie). Also terribly reassuring to think that these major disasters leave us no better prepared for the next to come.

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