In Keith Olbermann's report on Friday, 2 Sept 2005, he quotes a National Guardsman stationed at the Superdome:
“To tell you the truth, I‘d rather be in Iraq.”
He also tells you about NBC photojournalist Tony Zumbado, who went into the New Orleans Convention Center and was wrecked by the carnage he saw here. (The link will take you to Brad's Blog, that has Zumbado's video of the Convention Center and his follow-up reporting. VIew it.)
And there's more.