NY Times: no more whitewashes
No administration could credibly investigate such an immense failure on its own watch. And we have learned through bitter experience - the Abu Ghraib nightmare is just one example - that when this administration begins an internal investigation, it means a whitewash in which no one important is held accountable and no real change occurs.
Woah! That's pretty harsh for an organ of the establishment media whose general procedure seems to be ignore the failings of the Bush administration because recriminations might get in the way of the important task of protecting the nation. With the response to Katrina, however, Bush has demonstrated that he doesn't know how to protect the nation and the Times at least seems to understand that a failure to ask questions now would get in the way of achieving that goal.