That obvious issue is how does the national government anticipate that a city like New Orleans won’t have its act together in a hurricane, so the feds can be ready with troops to take over policing and other duties more or less immediately?
I think that I am finally getting over the remorse over all of those people left behind who decided to ride the storm out. That is an issue I personally have made so my heart is in pain for those who made the “wrong” decision. I know I came close to making a huge mistake in the past but I was lucky.
It will take a much longer time for me to get over my disgust over the “evacuation” of the poor and the infirmed, the rapid collapse of the police department, and the uselessness of the bus system in this crisis. I guess this quote from Mickey Kaus sums up the frustration felt by FEMA. If we are lucky the leaders in every city will be scared and start resolving their political issues around disaster planning.