So that's one failure. Here's another--the government prevented the Red Cross from entering New Orleans.
But thank God for propaganda--the American people may never know.
But wait, wait. What we really need is more government. 'Cause, you know....they did such a bang-up job here.
I actually think the government (federal, state, whatever) does have a role to play in dealing with natural disasters, but they certainly shouldn't interfere with experts like the Red Cross, or prevent people from leaving hell holes like the Convention Center. Come on.
Oh, and don't forget about Iraq. Due largely to the War in Iraq:
The National Guard Bureau estimates that its nationwide equipment availability rate is 35 percent, about half the normal level, according to Pentagon statistics."I think Tim West summed it up brilliantly:
Louisiana is not better off becuase of the Iraq War, it’s much worse off."
UPDATE: For comments, see the original blog post here.