The more I hear and read about this disaster, the more I am appalled by how horribly our government has responded to these victims.

We need an independent commission to investigate what went wrong at FEMA and other agencies. Congress should support Senator Clinton’s legislation calling for an independent commission modeled after the 9/11 Commission.

We can’t let one political party?#34;especially the one running the government?#34;to control the investigation of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

The investigation must be independent from the politicians and have its own investigators, budget and subpoena authority.

Marnelle Curtis
Oak Park

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