A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Monday, August 29, 2005

Enough GIs for Storm Duty

Yesterday, on the way home from the lake, we were listening to Matt Drudge. He was talking about Hurricane Katrina and how the media were whining that President Bush wasn't allowing the National Guard to help or something to that effect.

Well, today I see this article on Yahoo News:

National Guard: Enough GIs for Storm Duty---

WASHINGTON - Though thousands of National Guard personnel from Louisiana and Mississippi are serving in Iraq, officials say more than enough personnel were available for disaster duty Monday as Hurricane Katrina slammed ashore.

"Only about half of available forces are mobilized in Louisiana and forces are available from neighboring states if needed," said Lt. Col. Mike Milord, a spokesman at National Guard headquarters outside Washington.

Some 3,500 Army National Guardsmen from Louisiana were deployed to help hurricane victims and another 3,000 were on standby.
So there, Lib MSM, you don't have your facts straight, as usual.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Lib wackos actually began blaming President Bush for the hurricane, as well. They've probably already done so.