Thursday, December 01, 2005

About Those Levees

Wonder what ever happened with the investigation of the levee failures in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina? The MSM sure isn't reporting it. Maybe that's because it turns out that the levee breaches couldn't be blamed on President Bush. Michelle Malkin reports:
According to records cited by Marshall, the Army Corps of Engineers reviewed and approved the flawed design plans.

In the immediate aftermath of Katrina, some liberals blamed levee failures on budget cuts supposedly pushed through by George W. Bush. But according to the Washington Post, reports of levee problems began to surface in the mid-1990s, before the floodwalls were even completed. The timeline is sketchy, but it looks like the flawed design plans were approved about two decades ago.

For the mathematically-challenged, that's more than 10 years before Dubya was elected President.
But wait, there's more:
In a separate article published November 19, Marshall reported that levee leaks were reported to the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board a year ago. City officials neither took action nor bothered to report the leaks to the Army Corps of Engineers.
Oh. Really. Does anybody have anything to say for themselves? Governor Blanco? Mayor Nagin? Perhaps you can explain why nothing was done about the levees?