The Red Cross Is the Military. Or Something.

From the American Red Cross Disaster FAQs:

The state Homeland Security Department had requested–and continues to request–that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans following the hurricane. Our presence would keep people from evacuating and encourage others to come into the city.

Meanwhile, on Fox News of all places:

Geraldo who I’m no fan of was crying, holding a little child up to demonstrate the extremely inhumane conditions these people are forced to live under. Forced is the right word because they are locked in the dome by our government and can’t leave. Troops are guarding the bridge.

I’m sure there’s a good reason for all this, especially if “good reason” means “criminal negligence”. Or maybe “American Red Cross” actually means “military checkpoints and barricades”, I don’t know – it’s so hard to keep up with political jargon these days!

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