NOLA.COM: Mayor orders forced removal of civilians
Mayor Ray Nagin today issued an emergency proclamation calling on all law officers and military members to begin using force, if necessary to compel all civilians to leave New Orleans. (CLICK HERE TO READ NAGIN'S PROCLAMATION.)
Why didn't he ENFORCE THE MANDATORY EVACUATION BEFORE the hurricane hit!? He could have. He had the authority and the means. It would have been EASIER then, too. When Nagin ordered a mandatory evacuation on Sunday, he allowed too much wiggle room, and he opened the (unprovisioned) Superdome and Convention Center up as shelters.
IMHO: Becasue he failed to forcibly evacuate before the storm hiot, and because he failed to provision the shelters with food or crowd control personnel, Nagin is the blame for most of the human suffering and lawlessness (in Nawlins and in the 'Dome and the Conventions Center) for those first 72 hours. Those people should NOT have been in town, and being there they should have at least had provisions for a few days (as FEMA advises). That CANNOT be blamed on FEMA or Bush.
[Well ... not by... er um... anyone rational. Which means the Left can still do it. They are. And the MSM is helping them. Why? Because they're dominated by the Left and because the "blame game" - like the shocking images of human suffering - (and now non-stop images of pet-suffering, and photo opp's of their overpaid anchors wading in carefully scouted foul floodwaters) - it raises ratings. IOW: the MSM is exploiting Katrina for political and commercial gain. They have no shame.]