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Tilting at Windmills

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September 1, 2005
By: Kevin Drum

SUPERDOME....Can someone tell me how many buses it would take to evacuate the entire Superdome? Maybe 500? A thousand?

That's nothing. Why are there still people there? What the hell is going on?

UPDATE: Via Laura Rozen, an exchange on NPR:

John Burnett: There are 2,000 people living outside the convention center. There is no food. There is absolutely no water. There is no medical treatment. There are no police. There are two dead bodies on the ground and in a wheel chair around the convention center, both elderly people. We understand two more died earlier.

We understand that a 10 year old girl was raped in the convention center in the last two nights. People are absolutely desperate there.

I have never seen anything like this.

....Host: Is there someone in charge?

John Burnett: No. There is no one. There is no one in charge of this effort. They seem to be throwing it back between national guard, city police and state police. The plan seems to be changing by the hour. These people were told to go to the Superdome, then to the convention center, then they were told buses would pick them up, but nothing is happening...

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