Okay, we all know that the response to Katrina was less than stellar. No one (outside of the government) will argue that point with you. But how bad does it have to be that a bunch of Congressional yahoos can come up with 125 ways to improve response to national disasters.
The down side? They want the pentagon to take a more active role. NOW I'M WORRIED. Tinfoil hat aside, does anyone else get the sneaking suspicion that perhaps this was part of the goal all along? Sure we know they wanted some prime real estate, the dilution of the usually democratic vote in many of the wards, etc. But what about FEMA, what about Homeland Security? Why does the Pentagon need to be involved?