Sunday, September 4, 2005

Homelnd Security

Earlier I said I did not have enough information on Homeland Security. I have rectified that, at least in part. I have learned that before Katrina struck the gulf coast, Louisiana had 7000 National Guard at the ready to enter the disaster area. In addition I have learned that the National Guard is under the command of Homeland Security.

So you ask what took them so long? It was the shear size of the disaster area. Those 7000 guardsmen were just not enough. I have not heard how many in total moved into the disaster areas. I am sure it is a lot more than the 7000 Louisiana guardsmen. How many would have been enough? More than anyone could have guessed.

Again, let's wait until we get all the facts before we start finger pointing. I am sure there will be a lot of people having to eat their heated words. The victims will be frustrated for a long time to come. There will be instances of preferential treatment, such as the mayor of New Orleans having his friends airlifted from the Hyatt while others were begging for help.

Let's have cooler heads prevail and get these people some normalcy in their lives. Donate with your heart, not you brain.

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