Seven were wounded by gunshot fire in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day during a parade in the Garden District.
There was no violence on Camp Shield in Baghdad, where Phin and I documented the first Mardi Gras Parade in Iraq, put on by the LA National Guard. For some residents of the camp, it was their first taste of Mardi Gras, including all the private security guards from Uganda. For a moment one could forget they were in Iraq.
Reading headlines on Yahoo last night brought the state of New Orleans back to mind.
Task Force Gator is winding up their mission in a couple of days. Will New Orleans be able to hold it toghether without the National Guard?