Thursday, September 01, 2005

New Fallujah

Our troops are being fired upon, the citizens are enraged, lawlessness abounds and chaos reigns. Is it time for the United States to pull out of New Orleans?

I’ve always thought of Peggy Noonan as a kind-hearted lady who really loves Ronald Reagan. Here’s what she has to say about New Orleans:

As for the tragic piggism that is taking place on the streets of New Orleans, it is not unbelievable but it is unforgivable, and I hope the looters are shot. A hurricane cannot rob a great city of its spirit, but a vicious citizenry can. A bad time with Mother Nature can leave you digging out for a long time, but a bad turn in human behavior frays and tears all the ties that truly bind human being--trust, confidence, mutual regard, belief in the essential goodness of one's fellow citizens.

Amen to that. Americans have responded with remarkable humanity to recent disasters. But a shocking number of the citizens of New Orleans are behaving like animals. And not nice animals like puppies and kittens, but really creepy animals like the Goliath Bird-Eating Spider. They’ve been looting, raping and killing. They’ve even fired on rescue workers and, according to a bulletin on CNN.com, one jackass even took it upon himself to pour sniper fire into a hospital as it tried to evacuate its sickest patients.

The hurricane was bad and the levy break was worse, but the most horrifying news to come out of this disaster is the bestial way so many people are reacting to it.

Update: Just when you think Cindy Sheehan can’t get any more ridiculous she says this: "George (Bush) is finished playing golf and telling his fables in San Diego, so he will be heading to Louisiana to see the devastation that his environmental policies and his killing policies have caused."

(via Best of the Web)

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