More Questions about New Orleans

From the SisterMachineGun Blog, via JWZ:

So, I’m trying hard to be non-partisan about this. I really am. I wouldn’t normally use an opportunity like this to score points on the administration. But I don’t understand a couple things here. (And I’d like to point out that I’m not being sarcastic at all.) Point: The first thing I don’t understand is why there isn’t a line of Chinooks and Sea Kings bringing food to that god-damned dome, and taking people away. The sky should be black with them. There should be a line of helicopters from Atlanta to New Orleans. Point: Why is FEMA, the one Federal agency that was once beholden to no one, and able to tell everyone from the Army on down what to do, now under control of the Dept. Of Homeland Security? Now, instead of being able to order goverment agencies to comply under their logistical control, they have to ask. As a result, the Coast Guard and National Guard, which used to have to drop everything at their behest, are now kind of operating on their own with no logistical advice. Point: Why are the national guards of, say, North Dakota and Utah still sitting in their houses watching CNN?

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