If it's easy, it would have been done already."
Good, maybe the mayor will learn a little something about leadership. When their is a crisis people look to their leaders for confidence and staying cool. The mayor showed neither. Bush while touring the damaged area and talking to the people that will resolve the problem look calm, cool and confident.
Obviously the mayor couldn't.
But Jesse Jackson complained that there aren't enough blacks in high enough positions of authority in the rescue effort.
You mean Jesse is wrong? Say it isn't so!
I agree with his display of leadership. It was sorely needed. But I don't agree with his orders to lower weapons. As has been pointed out in earlier posts, there is complete lawlessness and anarchy, with many people heavily armed. While the citizens don't need to feel threatened by the troops, neither should the troops on patrol be in any position other than ready to return fire and gain control quickly.
I saw one video where he was ordering soldiers and police to shoulder their rifles instead of keeping them at the ready.
As he did this, the crowd cheered. One policewoman looked at him as if to say, "Are you nuts?" But she obeyed.
CNN was having an orgasm this morning because they caught Gen. Honore telling a guardsman to put down his weapon as he rode near him in a jeep. They have found a new hero...a general who doesn't want his troups to look threatening while in a war zone. I do hope none of our guys get killed because of the PC general.
"By-and-large, these are families that are just waiting to get out of here. They are frustrated; I would be, too. I get frustrated at the cash register counter when the paper runs out."
Thanks for the link.
I would say it is that ease... the problem being that the local people in charge like the NO Mayor and the people under him and even local citizens should on been doing something just that easy...
you don't need to wait on a three star general to come tell you the obvious and kick someone it the ass for you Mr Mayor
Is the Mayor missing a father figure in his life? He seems to do nothing but whine until he's in the presence of a strong manly man, then he gets all swoony.
By the way, it looks like a FReeper has contributed to the Mayor's biography on the Wikipedia Web site. Read the last paragraph under "Hurricane Katrina". The  at the end of the paragraph links to a photo of all those flooded school buses!
some DUers were claiming Nagin contributed 1000 dollars to Bush in the last election....is this true?
He was my brigade commander when I was in Third Infantry Division. He knows how to cuss, yell and most importantly, GET THE JOB DONE ASAP ! ! !
Do you remember the phrase "The only easy day was Yesterday"? I can picture this guy running with THOSE guys! :)