Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The U.S.S. Bataan, equipped with six
operating rooms, hundreds of hospital beds and the
ability to produce 100,000 gallons of fresh water a
day, has been sitting off the Gulf Coast since last
Monday - without patients.



CLD said...

Because they can't get past the fucking red tape DHS, FEMA and others have put up. There are several mobile hospitals waiting for word to come in and help.

JimBob said...

Nah, you know as well as I do that it's because of the minorities. Repubes don't like to "waste" their assets on minorities.

Now if there were a few wealthy white Repube campaign donors stranded on the roofs of their mansions down there....well, we'd not only see a naval hospital ship, we'd also see 100s of choppers, tanks, special forces, the navy seals, a brigade of infantry, the boy scouts and batman showing up and giving assistance.

And there's today's grammatically (and politically) incorrect statement.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Katrina would be the perfect excuse for the Imbecile-in-Chief to pull the troops out of Iraq.
"They are needed to establish democracy and fight off insurgents in New Orleans."

dusty said...

Chari hit the nail on the head..i do not need to say anymore.

Kate said...

Lol, jimbob, the boy scouts and batman...

I have learned there were several ships "within close range" of being able to give assistance or rescuing within hours after the storm passed but Bush was waiting for the magic word: purty please with a cherry on top? before he would give the command to let them go forth and save lives.

I think this needs to be investigated. There was obviously a power struggle going on between Washington and ground zero, I mean, the aftermath -- the fact that everyone was "out" of the office just gave them all an alibi (they thought) so fingers couldn't be pointed at them....so they could blame the lower levels for incompetence.

As they stick to this strategy (let 'em!) when there is an official investigation, let's remember where we saw those quotes about all aide being refused on order of FEMA, under the umbrella of HomeSec, who is under -- who?