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Where the Corps Leads, Can Politicians Still Be Afraid to Tread?

I have much more to write about this remarkable week in New Orleans, but quite remarkable enough is the fact that the Army Corps of Engineers' culpability for the drowning of this city has finally made major national news, thanks to the report the Corps' own inspection team issued today. Now, who will be the first Democrat, or Republican, to stand up and say, "HERE is why taxpayers north and south, east and west, have to pony up for the rebuilding of New Orleans -- because we, the federal taxpayers, made a compact with New Orleans that we, through the Corps, would protect it, and we, through the Corps, broke that commitment.

Don't all run to the microphone at once, fellas and gals.