The shocking thing is to see the military rolling in on New Orleans streets with tanks and M16s, and you think: Am I in the United States right now or am I in some country where there's a civil war going on? And that's certainly what it feels like.
I saw firemen on the side of a bridge just sitting there and holding rifles. I saw SWAT team members, apparently. They had masks, black hooded masks, so you can just see part of their eyes and nose and that was it. They were standing at the street corner near Lafayette Park.