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September 01, 2005

The Survival of New Orleans

A former soldier "who’s holed up with a crew of data warehousers high up in a Central Business District office tower", now Outpost Crystal, blogs from New Orleans (via Donald Sensing). Please read it all.

In case anyone in national security is reading this, get the word to President Bush that we need the military in here NOW. The Active Duty Armed Forces. Mr. President, we are losing this city. I don't care what you're hearing on the news. The city is being lost. It is the law of the jungle down here. The command and control structure here is barely functioning. I'm not sure it's anyone's fault -- I'm not sure it could be any other way at this point. We need the kind of logistical support and infrastructure only the Active Duty military can provide. The hospitals are in dire straights. The police barely have any capabilities at this point. The National Guard is doing their best, but the situation is not being contained.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 1, 2005 06:51 PM

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