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September 16, 2005
THIS PASSAGE FROM BUSH'S SPEECH worries me a bit:
Yet the system at every level of government, was not well coordinated and was overwhelmed in the first few days. It is now clear that a challenge on this scale requires greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces -- the institution of our government most capable of massive logistical operations on a moment's notice.
He's talking about logistics here, but it's not clear that's all he's talking about. I'd certainly oppose a repeal of the Posse Comitatus Act. And those interested in getting the military more involved in law enforcement should read this cautionary tale from an earlier disaster.
UPDATE: Donald Sensing has similar concerns, which he outlines in a long and thoughtful post.