The $64,000 Question that was on the mind of the whole world after hurricane Katrina, why were those people on the interstate who were interviewed by the media, not evacuated or given rations? Major Garrett of Fox News was interviewed by Brit Hume Wednesday night who explained that the LA state government's DHS prevented the Red Cross, who had pre-positioned supplies, from going in. They decided that it would have attracted more people to that spot and that would not have been good.
I don't doubt the validity of this report because I recall a Red Cross person saying, on Tuesday or Wednesday after Katrina, that there were issues with the state as her explanation to why those people were not getting any help. That's a diplomatic way of saying that someone in the state has their head up their you know what.
Now I also recall seeing Shepherd Smith on one of those interstates, explaining how people have not only not received any help but have died. We saw a corpse on the side of the roadway. I remember another story where a wife sat beside her husband who had died waiting to be rescued.
To summarize, the state of Louisiana's Department of Homeland Security was the one who refused to help those who fled to the highways, Convention Center, and Superdome, because they feared if they did, then they might have to save even more people. All while knowing that the Red Cross was poised to help immediately. They let people die.
How much better the thousands of people we watched on TV would have behaved and been, if they felt their needs were being met, or in the process of being met?
To the incredibly incompetent politicians and officials in the good state of Louisiana, you should feel ashamed for giving the world a distorted view of our country and the people of the United States, when what they really saw was a snapshot of Louisiana politics.