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One of these is not like the others

"If enough water from Lake Pontchartrain topped the levee system along its south shore, the result would be apocalyptic" (New Orleans Times-Picayune, 2004)

(A category 4 or 5 hurricane) "...plowing over the lake, could generate a 20-foot surge that would easily overwhelm the levees of New Orleans..." (Chris Mooney, May 2005)

"Boy, I thought, it would really suck if the seawalls failed" (Me, late Sunday night)

"I put the odds of New Orleans getting its levees breached and the city submerged at about 70%" (Jeff Masters, Sunday morning, right after Katrina blew up into the BHFH)

"I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees." (Maximum Leader Genius, on a stupid TV talk show, 1-Sep-2005)

(Coward-in-Chief quote via Echidne)