Thursday, June 01, 2006

Army Corp of Engineers to New Orleans: our bad


A contrite U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took responsibility Thursday for the flooding of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina and said the levees failed because they were built in a disjointed fashion using outdated data.

"This is the first time that the Corps has had to stand up and say, `We've had a catastrophic failure,'" Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, the Corps chief, said as the agency issued a 6,000-page-plus report on the disaster on Day 1 of the new hurricane season.

1 comment:

yo sisters cube mate said...

Jesus! A 6,000-page-plus report that cost 19.7 million!?

The Corp of Engineers is obviously comprised of a bunch of pointy haired mid-level managers out of the Dilbert comics...