A court ruled yesterday that the Army Corps of Engineers is liable for the flooding of Hurricane Katrina. All of the despair that took place after the hurricane hit could have been avoided. The flooding, the Superdome, and the "looting" (I actually don't think people that are trying to survive are looters) could all have been avoided if the Army Corps of Engineers acted on their knowledge that the levies were vulnerable. In fact they knew this would most likely happen under these circumstances. How long did they know this for? Forty years!