Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Katrina Commission

It seems likely that there will be a Katrina Commission of some type that will hold hearings on the debacle that we see unfolding right now. I sure hope there will be, and that they will be as thorough and meticulous as the 9/11 commission was, and that they will make their report public like the 9/11 commission did. I have a copy of the 9/11 Report. I would buy a Katrina Report too.

It also seems likely that such a Katrina Commission will stop short of assigning blame to the U.S. government, just as the 9/11 commission did. Or maybe they will have an inescapable conclusion to draw, by the time they're done investigating.

Or maybe we will have a partisan regime change in 2008 partly as a result of this disgrace? Or maybe those 50 million people who voted for the current administration will cover their eyes and plug their ears again and vote for the next Republican? Or maybe the Democrats will continue their incompetent messaging and/or continue their march toward the right. And then there will be no one to defend my right to choose or anyone's civil rights...

Everyone has to act, or Katrina-scale loss of life and degradation will continue. Those in power aren't going anywhere, and they will continue to be indifferent to our rights and safety, unless every one of us takes action.

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