We watched and grieved for those suffering the terrible wrath of Hurricane Katrina. We sat by our televisions
waiting for our fellow Americans to receive the help they desperately needed - but to no avail. This was terribly tragic.
But as horrible as Katrina was, what might be worse is that Pennsylvania's U.S. senators, Rick Santorum
and Arlen Specter, rejected creation of an independent review panel to find out what went wrong and how to improve the response
in future inevitable catastrophes. Why not learn from mistakes?
This issue should be bipartisan, because most Americans are left wondering what went wrong. Why don't the
Republicans feel the same? What is it that they don't want the American public to know?
Daniel Sauder, Wyomissing