Monday, June 19, 2006

New Orleans: National Guard Called In

My only problem with this decision: what will the troops do? If they witness criminal activity, will they shoot their fellow citizens? Can you imagine the outcry? These soldiers will be carrying weapons, no?

Ray Nagin presides over a continuing corrupt city. Is the police force more effective and less debauched than a year ago? Evidently not. Oh, the troubles this city has seen and will continue to see. This was the City Council President's insightful comment: “If we don’t have wind knocking us down, we have shooters knocking us down, and that’s unacceptable,” said City Council President Oliver Thomas. (MSNBC)

As people come back and live in tent cities (can you imagine if NO gets 10" like Houston did today?), the misery and crime will rise along with temperatures and temptations and tempers. What a mess.

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