August 29th, 2010
03:15 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama: New levee system in NOLA to be finished in 2011

(CNN) - Saying, "we should not be playing Russian roulette every hurricane season," President Barack Obama said Sunday the construction of a fortified levee system to protect the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, is underway, and will be finished by next year.

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  1. Soap

    obama has had nothing to do with the rebuilding of the levee system in NOLA but I am sure he will take credit for them unless they fail during a hurricane that is. He's trying for a spin next that President Bush caused the hurricane to hit NOLA because he did not like the place but he tried that during the campaign.

    August 29, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  2. JD

    Now I get it. Obama is using reverse psychology to make us like Bush and be more understanding of the challenges facing the President during the strongest Hurricane on record during a season of historical hurricane size and magnitude.

    I appreciate him explaining how historically challenging it was, and since the recovery was swifter than expected, what a historical effort Bush put into the cities and states hit by Katrina. I agree with Obama. Katrina was harder than anything he has yet to face as President. It truely required a humble man to recognize things had gone wrong, and shift course.

    Thank you President Obama. You are a true inspiration giving credit where credit is due and looking past political opportunism.

    August 29, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    God bless and protect the people in New Orleans and surrounding Gulf States that never again should we see such a disaster.

    August 29, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |