The breached New Orleans levees were built to withstand only a category 3 hurricane, according to Lt. Gen. Bob Flowers, former commander of the Corp of Engineers, in an interview Wednesday with Bill O’Reilly. On the same program, Stephen Leatherman, PhD, of the Hurricane Research Center, noted that the Dutch, the world’s experts in levee construction, have a system of no less than three levees protecting them.
Incredible. Why did Washington, Louisiana, and New Orleans tolerate such short-sightedness and inadequacy in this country? The question comes way too late for for the people of New Orleans.