Again…when I think back to Ken Burns’ film, the Vietnam War, someone said that the war was the first war fought by helicopter. Troops were ferried across the country via helicopter, given cover by helicopter gunships, reinforced by helicopter, resupplied by helicopter, evacuated by helicopter. But we keep hearing about how difficult it is to move food and water and medical supplies from the ports in Puerto Rico to the rural areas. My god, the United States military still has tens of thousands of helicopters in daily use…many just miles from the southern coast of Florida in the dozens of forts spread across the southeastern United States. And after our misadventures in Afghanistan and Iraq we certainly have skilled veteran pilots that can fly them into and out of just about anywhere.

So why the flock aren’t we doing that? btw: here, have some paper towels!

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