"That 'perfect storm' of a combination of catastrophes exceeded the foresight of the planners, and maybe anybody's foresight," Chertoff said. He called the disaster "breathtaking in its surprise."
Incompetence is bad enough, but to compound it with a lie is criminal. We need to face the fact that we spent four years and nearly $10 billion on Homeland security improvements that will not mitigate the impact of any future attack. The money has been squandered and critical time has been lost.Our government has become not only an embarrassment but a liability in any future crisis.