03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Corps Managers...

For anyone who wonders why New Orleanians worry about what the Corps of Engineers is doing in the "rebuilding" of the levee-floodwall system -- now renamed the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System -- AP's Cain Burdeau gets the money quote of the year:

"On the East Bank, they had a complete system that failed. On the West
Bank, we didn't have a complete system to fail," said Jerry Spohrer, a
levee manager on the West Bank.


Yeah, you're right.

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