Friday, September 02, 2005


These words are about four days too late:"
Three hundred of the Arkansas National Guard have landed in the city of New Orleans," Ms Blanco said.

"These troops are fresh back from Iraq, well trained, experienced, battle tested and under my orders to restore order in the streets.

"They have M-16s and they are locked and loaded.

"These troops know how to shoot and kill and they are more than willing to do so if necessary and I expect they will."
If I were a citizen of New Orleans, I'd cheer these words as Harry's Crispin Day speech to the troops.