Guard to pull out of New Orleans after 3 1/2 years

A bit of good news for a change:

NEW ORLEANS – Three and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, the National Guard is pulling the last of its troops out of New Orleans this weekend, leaving behind a city still desperate and dangerous. Residents long distrustful of the city’s police force are worried they will have to fend for themselves.

“I don’t know if crime will go up after these guys leave. But I know a lot more of us will be packing our own pieces now to make sure we’re protected,” said Calvin Stewart, owner of a restaurant and store.

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Good on Calvin Stewart, quoted above. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina should be enough to convince anyone that depending solely on the government to protect and defend is a fool’s game.

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One Comment on “Guard to pull out of New Orleans after 3 1/2 years”


  1. In New Orleans, just like Iraq, President Obama had the resolve not to abandon New Orleans, or worse yet, go with the original Biden plan of partitioning the city into autonomous enclaves run by Crips, Fortunetellers, Latin Kings, Vampires, Bloods, Goths, and cajuns. Had the new President simply acquiesced to political pragmatism, the Big Easy almost certainly would not have healed to once again shine as the gem of the deep south. . .


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