Monday, October 03, 2005


No evidence backs up reports of rescue helicopters being fired upon

Money quote
Among the rumors that spread as quickly as floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina, reports that gunmen were taking potshots at rescue helicopters stood out for their senselessness.

On Sept. 1, as patients sweltered in hospitals without power and thousands of people remained stranded on rooftops and in attics, crucial rescue efforts were delayed as word of such attacks spread.

But more than a month later, representatives from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and Louisiana Air National Guard say they have yet to confirm a single incident of gunfire at helicopters.
Let me break this down for you: Our military -the same military that George W. Bush promised to rebuild- was prevented from rescuing people out of NOLA by a RUMOR that turned out to be FALSE.

More proof that the Feds managing the resuce were not just inept, but dumb.