Where is the 82nd Airborne?

Steve Gilliard gives a concrete example of Bush's leadership failure--his failure to deploy the 82nd Airborne to the Gulf Coast:

There is a lack of urgency we noted on the blogs days ago. Someone posted questioning my statement that the military is frighteningly uninvolved and tonight, Ted Koppel asked why the 82nd ABN wasn't securing the city. Michael Brown, who's name will go down in history with Ambrose Burnside as a touchstone of American incompetence, muttered some answer about the Guard.

Well, they normally send the Marines and 82nd ABN in to secure a disaster zone before bringing in relief.

But not in New Orleans.

They brought in the 82nd after Andrew

But not in New Orleans.
Even the New York Times can't escape the conclusion that George W. Bush isn't up to the task of leading the country in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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