Saturday, September 10, 2005

While we're here, about that whole Alamo thing

KVUE (Austin, TX) reports:
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- A Mexican Army unit Friday helped feed lunch to 3,000 Hurricane Katrina refugees in San Antonio.

The nearly 200 soldiers are part of a historic military convoy.

They received a hero's welcome yesterday as they traveled from Laredo to San Antonio in the first Mexican military presence on U.S. soil since 1846.

The Mexicans have set up a self-sustaining camp on the grounds of KellyUSA.

The troops are sleeping on cots in large tents and have two mobile kitchens, as well as medical supplies, physicians and nurses.

They plan to stay in San Antonio at least 20 days, but longer if needed.


We should have offered them the Alamo.

Always a team player, FEMA Director Michael Brown commented:

"I'm going to go home and walk my dog and hug my wife, and maybe get a good Mexican meal and a stiff margarita and a full night's sleep," Brown said.

That Brownie, what a guy.

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