I was just over at Slashdot reading a thread about the rewiring of NO, and found a disturbing number of comments advocating letting the city slide into the sea. It shocked me. Why would anyone advocate letting any city be completely destroyed? If LA burned to the ground would they say "Screw 'em, let 'em move somewhere else"? Or if New York got bombed? Or Miami blown away in a hurricane? Why are these people saying we should let New Orleans rot? What's opinion around here? Rebuild or retire? I would obviously advocate rebuilding, as I have family there and the problems are not insurmountable (unless you happen to be a politician actually trying to do it). The lack of leadership on all levels shouldn't condem the city of New Orleans to death.