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Poll: Who should investigate the Katrina tragedy? (33 member(s) have cast votes)

Who should investigate the Katrina tragedy?

  1. A Congressional Committee. (8 votes [24.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.24%

  2. An Independent Prosecutor. (24 votes [72.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 72.73%

  3. The Department Of Justice. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. The Executive Branch, The Office of the President. (1 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  5. No investigation is necessary. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. The State of Louisiana. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 emsparks

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 02:24 PM

I just thought I'd ask...
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#2 waterpanther

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 02:28 PM

I'm okay with a Congressional investigation, but I chose Independent Prosecutor because an IP can hand down indictments where warranted.
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#3 Spectacles

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 02:30 PM

I should have been able to vote for a Congressional Committee. It's a measure of my lack of confidence in our government--both parties-- that I chose Independent Prosecutor instead.
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#4 emsparks

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 02:49 PM

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Edited by emsparks, 06 September 2005 - 02:49 PM.

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#5 Anarch

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:24 PM

Almost identical to Spectacles.

And I wear glasses too.

Hmmmm...

#6 Zwolf

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:29 PM

Independent.  If it was Congressional, I'd fear there'd be too many hands-washing-the-other, y'know.   One side may be better than the other, but they're all dirty.

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#7 Natolii

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:30 PM

IP...

Bush has already demonstrated that he is not impartial.
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#8 Anarch

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:39 PM

I should also add that all this is moot if the IP or Commission is given a deliberately restricted mandate, e.g. the 9/11 Commission.  The last thing in the world I want is for the IP to be told only to investigate FEMA, or the Commission to be allowed to investigate only local malfeasance.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:51 PM

I voted A Congressional Committee,  but after reading all of this, if the IP can be limited by the government on what it can investigate, then there isn't much use in an investigation at all.

But it should be investigated. Local, state and federal should all be investigated. State and Local for having a plan and ignoring it, and federal for dragging their heels.
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#10 Anarch

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:38 PM

Well, y'all can rest easy now.  President Bush has declared that he personally shall oversee an investigation into the disaster of the disaster management.

Conflict of interest?  What on earth do you mean?

#11 Hibblette

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 07:21 PM

Definitly not the prez.

He's the guy that needs to be investigated.

The buck stops here.
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#12 offworlder

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 08:29 PM

well there absolutely must be an investigation (not Now, but later), the breakdown and irresponsibility demands it, but this case does not fit a prosecutor because I say this is not about charges, but about replacing people and changing organization to make things work; maybe Fema going in Homeland worked on paper, so much of Wash. doings is 'on paper', but it seems that reality taught the lesson on this one... more after ...
the White House as a viable option would make me laugh and cry, because of the core purpose of the investigation... same with LA capital because senior officials could also be a focus ........
a congressional committee is the only real way for this case .....

Really, before names can be named, it must first be determined,
1- what things happen, specifically and exactly, in what order and where, how, when, by whom, requests? approvals? action-orders? >> lifting off pads and racing out gates >>
then 2- what specifically didn't happen, what order or approval wasn't given, which delay specifically ....... I heard today that's it's possible the gov. declared emergency thinking that's all that's needed but then supplies were requested, help for supply and material and money but no request for evac, so Feds thought evac was all by the local? That kind of thing ........ really determine, what should, then what didn't, then trace to whom ..... >> THEN you can name names.

a congressional committee might could do that (sorry, jus HAD to get that lil southronism in there!)
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#13 Lord of the Sword

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 11:23 PM

Zwolf666, on Sep 6 2005, 03:29 PM, said:

Independent.  If it was Congressional, I'd fear there'd be too many hands-washing-the-other, y'know.   One side may be better than the other, but they're all dirty.

Cheers,

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Agreed. Which is why I also voted for Independent. Although I'm concerned that Congress, or the President, will try and influence any Independent with political favours, ect...
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#14 Anakam

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 10:52 PM

An independent prosecutor is probably best...
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