there is an answer to my question about why didnt the US millitary help to evacuate people from New Orleans. It would seem that the Louisiana National Guard is in Iraq instead of helping to guard the nation... hmm...
Ok I had heard that part second hand, only 35% of the Louisiana National Guard is in Iraq. 6,500 people were still there. Figure if you could get 2500 duce and a half trucks down there with a conservative 10 people in the back of each thats 25 thousand people out of harms way. more likely using those trucks to shuttle people to the Air Force base near New Orleans and using the C5's and other transport planes would work better. ok so im back to square one. i still want to know why someone else didnt think of this. that was the first thing I thought when i saw people stuck there. there are people paid to think of these things, hell they were on TV all last night. how was getting everyone out not part of the evacuation plan? and as long as im pouring salt in a wound thats still being cut, it should be pointed out that Bush cut spending on the levees that help protect that area. yes these were cuts for next year but the irony is horrible.
Then theres the issue of tapping the federal reserve of oil because a large amount of our nations oil comes in through Louisiana and is refined there, I hope the fact that those reserves are in texas and louisiana doesnt hurt anything. talk about shitty luck. Im sure they will use the reserves, they did after Ivan struck last year.
Of course the people who went to the superdome to get away from the storm arent really worried about oil prices as the roof is being ripped off. Im sure there small peices but that still sucks. Ok so this is a terrible natural disaster that is still happening but it really seems like they could have had all the people out who wanted to leave. thats all im saying.