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  •  speaking of rumsfeld resigning... (4.00)
    did you all know that the Lousiana Nat'l Gaurd wanted its equipment and soldiers back from Iraq in case of a hurricane? I sent this article to kos before, check it out:

    August 1, 2005, 9:07 PM CDT

    JACKSON BARRACKS -- When members of the Louisiana National Guard left for Iraq in October, they took a lot equipment with them. Dozens of high water vehicles, humvees, refuelers and generators are now abroad, and in the event of a major natural disaster that, could be a problem.

    "The National Guard needs that equipment back home to support the homeland security mission," said Lt. Colonel Pete Schneider with the LA National Guard.

    Col. Schneider says the state has enough equipment to get by, and if Louisiana were to get hit by a major hurricane, the neighboring states of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have all agreed to help.

    "You've got combatant commanders over there who need it they say they need it, they don't want to lose what they have, and we certainly understand that it's a matter it's a matter of us educating that combatant commander,we need it back here as well," Col. Schneider said. [...]

    The paper trail is long enough to force all these impotent assholes to resign. Yeah, I'm angry.

    •  high water vehicles? (none)
      In a desert?
      •  That was my first reaction, (none)
        then someone more knowledgable told me the troops there hate them too, because their armor is too light. So, another FUBAR.

        As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? - William Marcy Tweed

        by sidnora on Mon Sep 05, 2005 at 08:28:22 AM PDT

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    •  Speaking of Rumsfeld (none)
      I posted this late last night about Rumsfeld's attitude toward the refugees he encountered in NOLA, where he walked past them without the slightest regard:

      This is based upon a Reuters report, mentioned in the NYT today.

      Splendid diary Georgia, this is great stuff. Do you have links to the Cong. Record citations?

      It's great to see you back in action. I've been so happy to see your last few diaries. Even if your hiatus was just a few weeks, I hope it helped you clear your head and calm your soul.  We all feel like Cassandras at this site, and it just beats you down that fellow citizens know little and understand less of where this country is headed. Bush $ Cheney won't read the DSM. Get a jump on them.

      by smintheus on Mon Sep 05, 2005 at 07:22:54 AM PDT

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