"We’re missing about half of our trucks from the National Guard units," Sebelius
said. "Clearly trucks to haul this debris away would be enormously helpful.
We are missing flatbeds. We are missing Humvees, which are used to get people to
safety and security and to haul equipment around. We are missing a number of our
well-trained National Guard personnel. The equipment that we continue to harp on
that has been sent overseas when our troops are deployed and not restored at the
same level could be enormously helpful."
Last December Governor Kathleen Sebelius asked the Pentagon to replenish Kansas equipment left by the National Guard in Iraq. This is just one more dirty little secret about the Iraq War. National Guard equipment needed to keep our states safe and respond to emergencies has been taken to Iraq and not replaced. State Governors from both parties have repeatedly asked President Bush to respond to their needs but nothing has happened. I have to question whether someone lying beneath the ruble will die because heavy rescue equipment is not available? Gone for Bush's war.
Feeling safer now?