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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Then, and now...

Great piece on AmericaBlog about the number of troops sent to Miami after Andrew versus the Katrina-affected areas now... after Andrew the looting and stealing at gunpoint was rampant (we lost our generator in this manner)... this situation sounds much worse for actual safety than Andrew (because of people being trapped in their houses). Did you all see the video footage of helicopter rescues yesterday? The governor said they could only get the most dire cases that day - if people were in their attics, they were considered "safe." They didn't have enough troops to get everyone out that day. Too many still on that scavenger hunt for those WMDs, I guess, and getting given flowers and chocolates from the Iraqi citizens so glad to have them there to look for those WMDs....

People are dying President Bush - have you sent enough troops?
by Rob in Baltimore - 8/30/2005 07:43:00 AM

Katrina is being called the worst disaster in US history, being compared to Hurricane Andrew, and it's not over yet. I've been listening to the reports this morning about hundreds of people trapped in attics, levees breaking in New Orleans and water rising. The reports indicate that people are stuck in their attics and have punched through in places and are trying to signal rescue workers.

The Red Cross has indicated that its response will be the largest in its history. So how many National Guard and military troops will Bush send to help save these people? Well, in 1992 his father sent over 30,000 troops to Florida after Andrew, in addition to over 6,000 National Guard activated by the state.
According to today's Chicago Tribune, Louisiana has activated 3,500 National Guardsmen.

As the waters rise and people are trapped in their homes, think about someone's grandmother trapped in an attic waiting for her government to help her. George Bush's response? He spent yesterday talking politics, and today he's supposed to go to California.

Unless we see tens of thousands of troops activated to support this disaster recovery, the people who die over the next few days because there aren't enough troops are all on George Bush.