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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

More On Katrina

Mike Taylor asks:

Can anyone tell me the difference between these two events?

Do you recall that the Left in the country were outraged, outraged! that “Bush allowed Baghdad to be looted while the US Armed Forces stood by and watched!”. Are we going to hear from the Left this time when the looting is taking place in New Orleans?

Perhaps, the Armed Forces had better things to do in Bhagdad than prevent theft, just as FEMA has better things to do in New Orleans. Like save lives rather than property.


At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Huck Foley said...

I dunno. Shooting looters used to be SOP in every civilized country, and damned well SHOULD have been SOP in Iraq 2003. But I think the ready availability of video cameras has a lot to do with this policy having fallen into disfavor.
So do I advocate shooting looters in New Orleans 2005? Damn. Part of me does, but part of me doesn't.

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why dont we recast the question. looters of food vs. looters of tvs?
or is that too much moral relativism for this blog? or too much pragmatic christianity??? old or new??? what would jesus do--amorphous . . . .

At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

shooting looters sop? what if the person shot owned the store and actually was attempting to protect his property? guess his family would understand. at least huck showed some ambivalence. fella you might have a stiff drink with from time to time. i like huck.lobo2

At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Huck Foley said...

I'm ambivalent PLUS obtuse. I overlooked the built-in solution. The near-omni-presence of video may act to suppress the shooting of looters, which would of course be televised to squeamish audiences. But video tape OF looters, and I hope there's a lot of it, needs to be saved and scrutinized, and used in making hundreds of arrests and prosecutions.

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