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The politicos are having fun bashing everyone.

FEMA coordinates existing local/state resources. A lot of them have been destroyed.

FEMA doesn't own fleets of airplanes or helicopters.

There were several hundred state agents with boats set to remove those affected from rooftops, until the criminal element in NO started shooting at rescuers. No relief worker is going to expose himself to being shot as part of the rescue process.

You just don't find several hundred (thousand) reserve police officers standing around waiting to be 'activated'. They have to come from somewhere andyou have to have the logistics to support them 24/7 or you just have another couple thousand refugees on the street.

What I think they need is a declaration of Marshall law from Congress to go in and 'shoot to kill' for the looters, and mandatory evacuation at gunpoint if necessary in the affected areas to secure the city. Only by suspending civil rights will you get the folks out of there who insist they want to stay (and loot and prey on others), or take care of their drug stashes or weapons or loot stash.

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