Louisiana Army National Guard soldiers take position outside the Superdome in News Orleans as they oversee security for the mass exodus of Hurricane Katrina evacuees from the Superdome to the Astrodome in Houston on Thursday. M. Scott Mahaskey / Army Times
I didn't really think I could feel any more outrage than I already felt about the criminal, racist, bumbling non-response by the US government to Hurricane Katrina's victims. Then I read this from last Friday's Army Times:
So this was the mindset of at least some of the troops going belatedly to "rescue" New Orleans.
We do know the military response wasn't all crazed. Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, commander of the First U.S. Army stepped in:
I have to believe it made a difference that General Honore, the closest thing to hero we've seen in this squalid saga, is African American.