So it must be asked: was this conveniently timed to "coincide" with Bush's arrival?
Friday, September 02, 2005
Was New Orleans aid held back for a Bush photo op?
I'm getting several reports (including this one and this, Interdictor's blog which has been an invaluable source of firsthand information) that supplies of food and fresh water had been brought to New Orleans already. But the National Guard was under orders not to begin distributing them. They only started going in with the supplies today when President Bush arrived. They could have started rolling into the Superdome and Convention Center areas yesterday if not earlier (or they could have just airdropped them in from helicopter) but they were held back.
Posted by Chris Knight at 9/02/2005 01:56:00 PM