I noticed on the news tonight that the Red Cross was conspicuously absent other than the banner on the bottom of the screen with their phone number. It turns out that Homeland Security has forbidden the Red Cross to deliver aid to the people hungry, thirsty and sick in the Superdome because they figure if relief shows up the people won’t want to leave. Really – that’s the party line.
Can’t we please, please, please fire the entire Bush Administration now? People are DYING because these morons in power can’t think their way out of a paper bag. I am just sick to my stomach.
The state Homeland Security Department had requested–and continues to request–that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans following the hurricane. Our presence would keep people from evacuating and encourage others to come into the city.
The fact that people have had no way to get out for 5 days has in no way impacted the brilliant strategy of the Dept. of Homeland Security. And now babies and the elderly and infirm have died because they have no way out, and no relief came for 4 or 5 days. Tragic.