The National Guard is finally entering New Orleans in force. Here is a quote from someone from this contingent of guardsmen:
Blum of the National Guard said 7,000 National Guardsmen arriving in Louisiana on Friday would be dedicated to restoring order in New Orleans. He said half of them had just returned from assignments overseas and are "highly proficient in the use of lethal force." He pledged to "put down" the violence "in a quick and efficient manner." Source: Yahoo News the AP
The above statement is a very big deal. Quite a bit of the problem with at least the aid efforts launched to date have been lack of security. Many reports of aid convoys being shot at. While that is not over it will end soon!