Today, you were totally off base. Do you really think that FEMA should operate on the expectation that half the local police force will walk off the job in a disaster? And that others will exploit the disaster and join the looters?
What federal official do you think Bush should have fired if on 9/11 half of the NYPD walked off the job, and others were taped looting the scene?
I do not fault FEMA, or *any* federal agency, for the disgusting and disastrous performance of the New Orleans Police Department.
If the New Orleans Police Department was not such an abominable disgrace and had an effective police presence at the designated shelters (Superdome and later Convention Center), many of the problems would not have existed.
(By the way, you might be interested in knowing that many of the deaths were of sick people who were respirator dependent, and died when the electricity and generators failed. Which federal official should be fired for that??????)
Get your facts straight. You usually do, but you disappointed today!
I think it is amazing that the feds were able to get in there as fast as they did. The size of the undertaking is enormous.
If a lineman misses his block and the quarterback gets sacked, is it the quarteback's fault? If this happens a few times in a row and the quarterback fumbles, gives up the ball on his own one yard line and the other team brings in their offense and scores, do we blame the defense?
Everyone has a job to do: city, state, and feds. City and state missed the blocks, got sacked a few times and fumbled. Blame the feds.