The effects are predictable, the cause i.e. when and where of the hurricane are not so predictable. There are just so many other factors involved. The city has a duty, the state has a duty, with the proper allocation of incetives, private enterprise has a duty.
Your making it sound very simplistic. Add funding, problems go away. It just doesnt work like that.
of course it does. to the Dems, funding is the solution to everything
i'm not attacking, but in all seriousness, throwing more money at a problem in hopes of it clearing up seems to be about the best solution the Dems have for anything (education, for example)
You're missing the point. First of all, I'm not a "Dem". Second of all, I'm not saying "just throw funding at it". This was a specific project with a specific aim - reinforcing the walls that hold back Lake Pontchartrain. They warned that these walls could collapse in a storm, causing major flooding. FEMA called it one of the top 3 disaster scenarios, saying that it should be a top priority.
The warnings were ignored, the storm came, the walls collapsed, major flooding occurred, and now we have an enormous catastrophe. Exactly like they said it would happen.
This is hardly akin to the intelligence in Iraq, which we have now found to be in some cases, deliberately falsified (the Niger yellowcake memo) by an unknown party. And that is a completely different issue. Would my point be more true or more credible if I had been in favor of the war? It's a red herring.
I'm not saying that the entire disaster could have been averted, but some of it could have. It's a very clear cause and effect.