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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Republicans don't want investigation

Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable. The US Senate voted on a bid to establish an independent, bipartisan panel whose purpose was to investigate where failures occurred across the Federal, state and local governments, in regards to Hurricane Katrina. All the Democrats voted for it.

Every single Republican voted against it.

Why don't they want it investigated? What possible reason could the entire Republican party have for not wanting this investigated? I'm sure it's not because they're afraid of the results, which could show that the Republican government is indeed responsible for criminal negligence. I'm sure it's not that.

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Blogger Chancelucky said...

The president has already said he takes "responsibility". He is also offering to head up the investigation of both what went right and what went wrong.

An Accountability Moment

9/15/2005 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger Alan Howard said...

The problem with that, however, is that by avoiding an independent enquiry into everything, they allow a biased enquiry to take place. Bush may be saying he's taking responsibility for it all, but I don't believe he means he's responsible for what went wrong. He believes that he is responsible for finding out where in the federal government things went wrong. He is determined to get to the bottom of it and find out who screwed up.

I guess this is why all Republicans prevented an independent investigation. They don't want people finding the President or those in power to be at fault. The President, and those he selects to investigate this, who will, of course, all be Republicans themselves, will find that the fault occurred with people other than the actual government. At the end of the day, whenever that day might be, there will be a number of scapegoats 'hung out to dry', while those who are really responsible will get away with it.

It's disgusting to see the level of corruption within the US government.

9/15/2005 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Moghal said...

This is what the Fourth Estate is for - the only 'independent' investigations in modern first world countries are carried out by the few media outlets with any journalistic integrity left.

If you appoint the investigator - or pay them - there will always be the suspicion that they aren't truly independent.

9/15/2005 07:55:00 PM  

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