6-Ft Waves in the Street

Rich Lowry posts this excerpt of the front page story in the WSJ today (he's got the link, subscription only). No blame game, just fascinating eyewitness accounts; apparently there was a lot of flooding before the levees broke, contrary to most reporting. And one Corps of Engineers expert thinks that because of sinking of land, the levees were shorter than when they were built, and couldn't have handled more than a category 2 in any case. (Yes, I know. Like a moth to flame, I keep returning to Katrina.)