Wednesday, August 23, 2006

When the Levees Broke - Part II

I watched the second half of the Spike Lee documentray Tuesday night. Again, except for Ole Mealy Mouth Nagin, I was impressed.

Despite differing stances on a plethora of political and social issues, I respect Lee's general even handed documentary style on this event.

I think the Colonel from the Corps of Engineers must have a career suicide wish or big brass ones that clank together when he walks. To admit publicly that it was years of Corps mistakes, oversight and neglect to blame for the failure of the levees and storm walls took more integrity than most individuals of his rank {in that government organization} are capable of summoning. Of course I don't know how much civilian sub-contracting, graft, state, county, and municipal neglect was involved in that FUBAR. Suffice it to say, there is more than enough blame on all levels of government to go around.

When HBO runs this again, and they will, or when they allow PBS to buy it and run it, watch it. It is worth you investment of your time if you are at all interested in one of the costliest natural disasters to hit the Gulf Coast since the 1900 Storm.

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