Now I'm starting to wonder (Up dated)

It's Thursday. Hurricane Katrina hit on Monday. People are still wandering around with out food, water, other supplies, and a place to lay their heads at night. If reporters can get in (with the food and water they need to sustain themselves) to report from the areas devastated by the hurricane why can't others with food and water for those affected also get in? If helicopters can fly in to send us back pictures of people huddled on highways and wading through water to get to higher ground why can't we fly helicopters in to drop those people food, water, and supplies until we can get them out? What's stopping us from dropping some personnel where there are large gatherings of refugees, triaging the group, evacuating those in the worst conditions, and leaving supplies for the rest until we can go back and get them? What is stopping us from dropping leaflets to let people know what's going on? What's stopping us from setting up temporary public address systems to let people know what's going on?

Update 9/2/05:
I'm not the only one who's wondering about this stuff. Donald Sensing asks, "Where are the leaflets?" (Via Instapundit)

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