This comment was made in SEPTEMBER 2004
"If you talk to FEMA people and emergency management people around the country, people have almost been hoping for a major natural disaster like a hurricane, just to remind DHS and the administration that there are other big things--even bigger things than al Qaeda.
"This is an exposed nerve in the emergency management community, in the sense that resources have been shifted away from hurricanes, tornados and other kinds of disasters--the kind of disasters that are more likely to occur than terrorism."
Read the whole 2004 article here
to see the history of FEMA and how Bush dismantled it- effectively causing the widespread misery of Katrina's aftermath.