September 6, 2005
Logistics, Logistics, Logistics. . .
I say again: logistics. And Teflon at Molten Thought knows from logistics. A former Air Force logistics officer, he gives us a 12-point assessment of underappreciated issues involved in the Katrina relief efforts.
My favorite is #4:
4. We do not yet have teleporter nor replicator technology like you saw on “Star Trek” in college between hookah hits and waiting to pick up your worthless communications degree while the grownups actually engaged in the recovery effort today were studying engineering.
Funny. But most of it is serious. Dead serious. Like #10:
10. No amount of yelling, crying, and mustering of moral indignation will change any of the facts above. Facts are facts. Opinion is cheap.
I found Teflon via John Cole, who caught my attention when he pungently expressed something I’ve been thinking: “What part of disaster these [deleted] people don’t understand. . .”
Exactly. When reading some of the criticism coming from the Left, it really does sound as if they think a “disaster” can come in neat packages, tied up prettily with a bow.
It wouldn’t be a disaster if everyone were back sipping cappucino and eating beignets already, much though we wish they were. . .