Katrina screams to America----Wake Up!
The Dept of Homeland Security(DHS), was created to do the job that other agencies were supposed to be doing. One(I) would think that their funding would come from the budgets of these other agencies. But Nooooooo, we had to have another level of bureaucracy, with it's own funding. That adds up to more hundreds of millions down the drain. Then we got to see them in action.
Suppose that terrorists, foreign or domestic, were to set off chem-bio weapons in 3-4 major cities at the same time. They would not give us days of warnings. So now what are we being told? You are on your own for a week or so, then FEMA(DHS) and the other agencies will be in to survey the damage once it is safe. It seems that the citizens are the first line of defense and the government comes in when it is considered safe. No wonder we were told to stock up on duct tape and plastic.
Reality time here folks. The DHS should immediately be disbanded. These other agencies were incompetent enough on their own, without being lead by the Keystone Cops.