posted on Dec, 18 2008 @ 12:05 AM
Ive got family in New Orleans, so I know she isnt the only one who is "upset" about the outcome of things.
However, so far, the lady is the only one who has taken things to a point where someone a the COE saw the comments and was offended by whatever it was
she was saying. I mean cmon, it had to have been something enough to make the COE person respond back in the manner they did. And if it wasnt this
lady directly, and is as "proper" as she puts on in that news interview, then perhaps she should have "moderated" her blog a bit more
It wasnt a government agency lashing at a civilian. It was a COE personel lashing at a civilian on a government machine. Im sure that person will face
some inquery if not charges.
Now as to the levee. To trust the government in the first place is haphazard especially when it was known since 1970 that the levee would not stand up
to a Cat 3 level hurricane as described. So the problem existed far longer than just before Katrina. If the residents of New Orleans new this, then
perhaps the residents, and the mayor, and the gov of Louisiana, should have done something about it.
The COE isnt a miracle worker and they too are under a budget. They cant just magically rebuild a levee when their department is not allocated the
funds to do so, hence the problem then is higher up the chain of command, or in this case, the appropriations committe and budet office, not to
mention the elected senators and reps in congress that represent the state of Louisiana.
Anyway what was it that she said, or one of her blog members said that got this 1 out of 1600 COE personell to respond in the manner in which they
did? Does anyone know that part of the story yet?
There are always two sides to the story. My brother and his family lost their house too, and they fully understand that it was something byond
anyone's control. Sure the government dropped the ball, FEMA screwed up during recovery and rescue, alot of people suffered. But alot of people also
were warned to leave the area days before the hurricane hit because they knew it was going to be a bad one.
Oh and please dont assume something about what I know or what I dont know. I lived there too btw, 2 decades ago. And even then, there was not much
public outcry to do something about the levee situation, tho it was known to be in much need of a rebuild and re-enforcement.
It will be interesting to see if this makes government dump more needed funding down there to make them levees like they were supposed to be made back
[edit on 18-12-2008 by RFBurns]