“We are asking for more military presence in the city to control the situation better.” Mayor Nagin is quoted as saying. 70 officers? What about 7 thousand? What about 10 or 15 thousand National Guardsmen and a few hundred more in helicopters? A great American city is in its death throes. So where is that military presence? Ask George W. Bush.
According to the New York Times, “On New Orleans'
''The looting is out of control. The French Quarter has been attacked,'' Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson said. ''We're using exhausted, scarce police to control looting when they should be used for search and rescue while we still have people on rooftops.''
Where are the troops, George? Getting ready to attack the Bahamas?
Read here in the Washington Post how Bush has gutted and reassigned FEMA so that it can't respond to disasters any more. Read here in Editor & Publisher how Bush killed funding for levee repair that would have saved the city. Read it, Red States and think about how you voted for them. Read it and weep.