Monday, August 29, 2005

National Guard?

More than 3,000 members of the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Brigade serving in Iraq can only watch from Baghdad as Hurricane Katrina bears down on their families and homes in New Orleans and the other south Louisiana communities from which they hail. The deployed soldiers and their equipment, which includes high water vehicles, Humvees and generators, will be sorely missed as Louisiana attempts to prepare for and recover from the historic Category Five storm. [my emphasis]

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Read the story here. I know that here in NY, we have 3 National Guard troops just to answer phones. All the rest are in Iraq. In-fucking-credible! What a clusterfuck. (Hat tip: Maru)

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