Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Deep Thought for the Day

Chertoff says he'd do things differently.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff marked his first year on the job Wednesday with a dismal evaluation: His department's failure to respond more quickly to Hurricane Katrina may have cost lives.

Aw. How sweet and human of him.

A second deep thought for the day: How come don't we know how many lives have been lost altogether to Katrina and the bungling of its aftermath? I understand that bodies have disappeared in various ways and that we will never get a complete count, but if you compare the counting obsession after 911 to the fairly relaxed attitude we observe right now it seems fair to ask whether we will ever know what Chertoff's ineptitude may have cost us.

And yes, thanks for asking, I'm furious.