Wednesday, October 24, 2007

California Wildfires Open Thread

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi told Chris Matthews yesterday the state's national guard needs to be redeployed from Iraq to assist in the wildfires.

Harry Reid blamed the fires on global warming.

Numerous e-mails have come to me stating the government's better response to the fires has a lot to do with the wealth of those being affected

All are valid points that may be correct and will need to be discussed in the aftermath of this, but right now there are one million people running from their homes and a massive firestorm unseen since perhaps the Allied bombing of Tokyo during World War II. Thousands of people are going to end up homeless from this. The concern right now may need to be on whether or not the city of San Diego will still be standing when the fires burn out and what kind of ways can the rest of this country help those who will return to their homes to find them scorched.

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