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Friday, September 16, 2005

Life imitates parody...

I had been thinking I'd been too hard on activist mom Cindy Sheehan in last week's alternate reality post. Then I saw her dispatch from New Orleans posted today on both Arianna Huffington's and Michael Moore's blogs:

One thing that truly troubled me about my visit to Louisiana was the level of the military presence there. I imagined before that if the military had to be used in a CONUS (Continental US) operations that they would be there to help the citizens: Clothe them, feed them, shelter them, and protect them. But what I saw was a city that is occupied. I saw soldiers walking around in patrols of 7 with their weapons slung on their backs. I wanted to ask one of them what it would take for one of them to shoot me. Sand bags were removed from private property to make machine gun nests. (My emphasis - D.)

Here is the link to the HuffBlog if you want to read the whole thing. She later calls for troop withdrawal from both "occupied New Orleans and Iraq" just to reinforce the point.

2 Comments:

Blogger nappel said...

Webster defines occupation as " the holding and control of an area by a foreign military force", I have alway thought that New Orleans is a part of Luisiana, and Luisiana is a part of US, hence it can not be occupied by our own troops ...or was I mistaken?

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"One thing that truly troubled me about my visit to Louisiana was the level of the military presence there." Realy!? Not the death, destruction or floading...

8:39 AM  

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