Friday, March 02, 2007

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Bookmark this report. When the next natural or man-made disaster hits and thousands of people go without food and water for days (or worse), send the link to anyone shameless enough to claim that "no one could have predicted this" or "Iraq was not a factor" in our inability to respond to domestic emergencies:
In the Washington area, Guard officials worry about a catastrophic attack. In the event of "a very large . . . chemical, biological or nuclear incident in the national capital region, I would need every truck I was authorized, and we don't have that," said Col. Robert Simpson, director of the joint staff for the Virginia National Guard. "We are definitely short trucks, all wheeled vehicles," as well as radios, bulldozers and other gear, Simpson said. The state Guard could handle ordinary contingencies such as "bad winter weather," he said.
Apparently, the war in Iraq hasn't required many snow plows. So we've got that covered.

7 Comments:

Blogger Kevin said...

Just by saying that we are unprepared we embolden the enemy. If Al Qaeda, Mother Nature, or Dick Cheney was reading it, they would know to strike now. Why does the National Guard hate America?

3/02/2007 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMHO, anyone who watched the Katrina fiasco unfold already knows we are on our own.
judyo

3/02/2007 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was never about Katrina.
It was about mega-DoD/DHS.
Global oil war-profiteering.
http://simbaud.blogspot.com/
We're not just 'on our own'.
We're hamstrung and gibbed:
http://tinyurl.com/ys5sse

3/02/2007 11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to buy rope and shovels

3/03/2007 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If Al Qaeda, Mother Nature, or Dick Cheney was reading it ..."

Uh, Al Qaeda, Mother Nature, and Dick Cheney just happen to be three entities who couldn't possibly be more emboldened than they already are.

3/05/2007 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=70509

3/06/2007 10:30 PM  
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