CBS) All along the Gulf coast, local officials have been demanding more help from the federal government to fight the spill, yet the Gulf states have deployed just a fraction of the National Guard troops the Pentagon has made available, CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian reports.
That's a particular problem for the state of Louisiana, where the Republican governor has been the most vocal about using all resources.
But nearly two months after the governor requested - and the Department of Defense approved the use of 6,000 Louisiana National Guard troops - only a fraction - 1,053 - have actually been deployed by Jindal to fight the spill.
Sweet..I was being sarcastic hence the wink. Someone, I cant remember who, did the same thing to me about a Fox link. That had a direct quote too. I get a LITTLE sick of getting jumped on EVERY TIME I post a Fox NEWS link when everyone knows dang good and well that CBS is has it's own MAJOR bias but that should just be overlooked. As for the rest...I DO believe I agreed with you...
Answer by momof030404 at 1:31 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
**sigh** Cbs...yeah THERE'S an unbiased source ;) Anywho, I have LOOOTTSSSS of family in LA, was born there, and I will tell you that LA politics PROBABLY rivals Chicago in it's corruption. It's SO bad. So I dont doubt this at all. I liked Jyndall, then my cousin who works in the energy field and is a muckety muck told me that Obama has screwed things up BIG time but Jyndall and his crew have big ole corrupt fingers in the pot too! :( It's really sad! In the mean time it's the regular folks that are getting screwed. Here's the thing tho...the left Screamed and STILL screams about Katrina when this SAME crap was going down...only THEN they blamed BUSH. The Feds CANT deploy the natnl guard the STATES have to put them to use. Same problem, different president....isnt it funny how the media coverage (and peoples view points) change.......
Answer by momof030404 at 10:52 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by 29again at 9:56 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 1:11 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
I don't know, I think the gov really wants BP to take responsibility but if the Guard can help they should be used.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 9:41 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:48 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
Next question overall
When did your child start his/her "terrible twos?"