American Red Cross said Why is the Red Cross not in New Orleans?
So despite whining that they needed food and water, they did not want food and water from the Red Cross. I guess it was more important to be able to throw stones at Bush, than to help the people of New Orleans.
InstaPundit blogged So as I understand it, the Louisiana authorities don't want the Red Cross to provide services in New Orleans because that will discourage people from leaving?
HughHewitt blogged The Red Cross is confirming to Garrett that it had prepositioned water, food, blankets and hygiene products for delivery to the Superdome and the Convention Center in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, but were blocked from delivering those supplies by orders of the Louisiana state government, which did not want to attract people to the Superdome and/or Convention Center. Garrett has no paper trail yet, but will follow up on his verbal confirmation from sources at the highest levels of the Red Cross.
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