Monday, June 05, 2006

"The corps is responsible"

That's from Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, on the failure of New Olreans' hurricane protection system. For the full quote, see this Times-Pic article from last Friday that I'm linking to because I suspect the rest of the country didn't get the story.

In short, the article relates the results of an eight-month Army Corps of Engineers-sponsored study of New Orleans' hurricane protection system that concludes that the blame for the catastrophic failures lies with the United States' inherently flawed flood control planning.

2 comments:

Sophmom said...

I was glad they admitted it. There were some glaring discrepancies in the report, like their denial that their actions (or the lack thereof) amounted to negligence, which is ridiculous. Of course it was negligence. How could it be anything else, and, of course, how could the dangerously substandard work be limited to New Orleans? Corps projects everywhere should be suspect. While I am certain that there are many fine people toiling away for the Corps, obviously there is a cultural problem that comes from the top, down. JMHO.

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