Lt General Russel Honore commanded the military response to the Katrina disaster. You may remember? It was the response that finally began to get help to the victims after the hand wringing Homeland Security, boot shopping Rice, baseball playing Rumsfeld and guitar playing Bush, all failed to help?
Here is his brilliant suggestion for solving the stalled debt ceiling talks. Even though the initial crisis has passed, this is still the best idea I’ve heard in a long time. Very well put sir!
“Our nation’s government must remember its purpose: to keep this nation free. Many disabled veterans, the ones who are praying the check comes in the mail after all, can’t work as result of injuries sustained on duty. They were willing to die to keep America free, and they sacrifice to this day. How many of the grandstanding clowns in Washington took a bullet in the name of freedom? Are they willing to sacrifice as much as the average National Guardsman does?
It’s time to get draconian. But not with the helpless elderly who need their Social Security payments, not with the powerless Army private supporting a family. I mean it’s time to load our elected officials on troop planes and send them to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Put them in tents with no air conditioning, have Army drill sergeants teach them teamwork and physical sacrifice. When they recognize their responsibility to the people of America, they can return to D.C., their upscale restaurants, and military plane trips, as though they were royalty.” *
quoted from a CNN article published online 8/2/11. found here.
An excellent timeline summary of the gov’t response to Katrina found here.