We live in an era where we have the technology to overcome any geographical hurdle. We have casinos in the desert, airports in the middle of the ocean, and the state capitol in swampland. We could place a shopping mall on a melting glacier if we wanted to, but this all depends on how much effort and money we are willing to spend. Throwing up our hands and saying “rebuilding a city below sea level? phsh! What a waste of efforts that could go towards war in Iraq!” seems a bit ironic to me. New Orleans is a vital part of this nation, and we do have the power to discover a good way to rebuild it.