Rumsfeld on Looting: Apr. 12, 2003

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‘¦”Freedom’™s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things,” Rumsfeld said. “They’™re also free to live their lives and do wonderful things. And that’™s what’™s going to happen here.”

Looting, he added, was not uncommon for countries that experience significant social upheaval. “Stuff happens,” Rumsfeld said.

Now, here’™s a [...]

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‘¦”Freedom’™s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things,” Rumsfeld said. “They’™re also free to live their lives and do wonderful things. And that’™s what’™s going to happen here.”


Looting, he added, was not uncommon for countries that experience significant social upheaval. “Stuff happens,” Rumsfeld said.

Now, here’™s a mad plan. Put yourself in the position of one of the 25,000 New Orleans residents who have now been cooped up in the Superdome for three days. And try to move them, en masse, a hundred or more miles west. To another indoor football stadium.

Michelle Malkin gets her internment camp.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide 475 buses for the transfer, and the Astrodome’™s schedule has been cleared through December for housing evacuees, said Kathy Walt, a spokeswoman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry’¦

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005 by Richard Blair |
Category: Civil Liberties

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