Judge: Corps’ failure led to Katrina flooding

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    Judge: Corps’ failure led to Katrina flooding

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast in 2005.



    Judge: Corps’ failure led to Katrina flooding - Crime & courts- msnbc.com
     
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    So what? What is the judge going to do about it? Maybe he'll try to order congress to appropriate funds to the Corp to pay for damages.

    This case and ruling go nowhere.
     
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    this has to be false...everyone know its all george bush's fault because he hates black people
     
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    I know....

    Odd, huh?
     
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    this sounds too easy,, all the corps need do now is fill that channel up.. then no more floods to worry about.
     
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    Good. This is what I've been saying all along.
     
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    The Corps of Engineers failed to build strong enough.

    The Bush administration when told days before the hurricane hit that the levee would fail, failed to act promptly, in fact, failed to act at all.

    After the hurricane hit, again failed to act.

    Sorry, but you fellows are not going to get to excuse that additional example of the rank incompetantcy of the Bush administration in every sphere.
     
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    Yeah, why else would W have had those explosives planted that blew up the levees protecting the hood? Gee whiz, where's this judge been? What's he got against Spike Lee anyway?
     
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    The "judge" should ask where all the money to rebuild the levees went over the years. He should try and figure out why the New Orleans Levee Board failed to fix the levees despite being provided Hundreds of Millions of federal dollars over the years. Ask them why instead opting to spend money on fixing failing levees, the blew it on frivolous crap, like the $2.4 million they spent on a "Mardi Gras Fountain". New Orleans is a corrupt cesspool.
     
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    I could have told you that.

    As for the "so what", this means that this was a screw up by the federal government. Inept local levee boards didn't help, but maintaining the canals and the MRGO has always been the Corps' responsibility.

    So stop placing 100% of the blame on NOLA.
     

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