Oh wow. See, this is EXACTLY why I can't listen to you on other topics. Yeah, you think you're making a logical, factual statement, and you sound reasonable. But really, you're not basing it off anything and you have no idea what you're talking about. If the levees hadn't burst, Katrina would have been just another mild hurricane that did a little damage to New Orleans and quite a bit of damage to other areas of the coast. Those happen every few years. The flood was what caused the major problems in New Orleans. Yes, the flood was indirectly caused by the hurricane, as I said above. Your "bet" is way off, as are most of your assumptions that you don't care to take the time or effort to back up.