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Military Leaders Reject Forced Evacuation of New Orleans

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posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 05:35 AM
Despite the fact that the officials are pressing the need for mandatory evacuation for the citizens of New Orleans, the military is...well just not having it.

WASHINGTON Local and state officials wrangled Wednesday over whether to forcibly evict the thousands of people who were refusing to leave the crippled and contaminated city of New Orleans. Military leaders said that despite a mayoral order, they had no intention to force people out.

At the Pentagon, Lieutenant General Joseph Inge, deputy commander of the U.S. Northern Command, said that "regular troops would not be used" in any evacuation. For now, he added, "it's not clear to us what the exact state of the mission is."

Compass later made clear that no one would be forced out just yet. "We have thousands of people who want to voluntarily evacuate," he said. "Once all the voluntary evacuations have taken place, then we'll concentrate our efforts and forces to mandatorily evacuate them."

'It's not clear to us what the exact state of the mission is'. I don't think anyone organzing this entire thing exactly knows that the state of the mission is, or even if there was a mission in the first place. Seems like a lot of people are just doing running around in circles trying to give the impression that something is getting done over there. In the mean time, people are still dying.


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