Thursday, September 01, 2005

Condi then and now

Perhaps Condi Rice went four-digit shoe shopping when the Cabinet was supposed to be working on Katrina relief because she knows that once again, her past shite statement about what functions the US military should perform will be inoperative:

[Reuters] The Army has put on alert roughly 3,000 active-duty ground troops from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to be prepared to deploy to New Orleans to help bring security to the flooded city amid looting and lawlessness, said an Army official, who asked not to be named.

The brigade-sized force, likely to be from the 82nd Airborne Division, would engage in crowd control and site-protection activities, the official said.

Condi in October, 2000: "Carrying out civil administration and police functions is simply going to degrade the American capability to do the things America has to do. We don't need to have the 82nd Airborne escorting kids to kindergarten."

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