This item from the AP:
Even as stopping the looting became a top priority, Tenet HealthCare Corp. asked authorities late Wednesday to help evacuate a fully functioning hospital in Gretna after a supply truck carrying food, water and medical supplies was held up at gunpoint.
“There are physical threats to safety from roving bands of armed individuals with weapons who are threatening the safety of the hospital,” said spokesman Steven Campanini. He estimated there were about 350 employees in the hospital and between 125 to 150 patients.
This hospital could hold 203 patients. And rather than treating patients, its patients and staff are now refugees. On Saturday and Sunday, the predictions of Katrina’s impact were worse than they turned out to be. Why wasn’t the Guard called up over the weekend, so they could mobilize and arrive earlier? It must be these people’s fault:
- Michael Moore
- Gloria Steinem
- Al Franken
- Paul Krugman
- TV executives
- video game designers
Wait! I forgot. The late mobilization must be Bill Clinton’s fault…
No wait, I got it. Let’s blame it on the infrastructure of two of the poorest states in the country. Because they have so many resources to work with…