Monthly Archives: September 2005

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BUSH STRAFES NEW ORLEANS; WHERE IS OUR HUEY LONG?

[ It was not a matter of whether there would be a catastrophe in New Orleans, but of when. Once it was clear that the catastrophe is now upon us, the question for the powers that be seems not to have been when to evacuate New Orleans’ most vulnerable citizens, but whether to do so. Alexandra Dadlez pointed out to me that the Associated Press reports “In addition to Guard help, the federal government could have activated, but did not, a major air support plan under a pre-existing contract with airlines. The program, called Civilian Reserve Air Fleet, lets the […]