The Rev. Jesse Jackson "cautions" us that it is not "useful" to "call names" - to refer to the rioters, looters and murderers as thugs and hoodlums.
I apologize, folks. I didn't have time to research Rev. Jackson's quotes about the incidents taking place in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I merely pulled out portions of statements he made during the Los Angeles riots in the aftermath of the Rodney King trial.
Same old talking points I see.
OK, now on to The Reverend Jackson and Hurricane Katrina.
Rev. Jackson was asked about snipers interfering with people transporting to Houston from New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina:
Well, I think that has really been exaggerated. You have the combination here of misery and panic and desperation. Some people have not eaten in five days, are without water, without food and have no form of communications.
Meaning what? If people haven't eaten in days, go ahead and shoot folks who want to get out of the city? So you'll have hungry people AND those who are wounded by gun fire? Misery does indeed love company!
So, there may have been some sniper fire here and there but you know we didn't let that stop us on our mission in Iraq because there is some sniper fire. We just put on flack jackets and kept on the mission.
Huh???!!! So are you saying the transporters were as well armed as our military in Iraq? Flack jackets are great but they can't fire off ammo in self defense.
So which is it Rev. Jackson? Are the looters panic-stricken and desperate or as dangerous as the terrorists in Iraq?