If you had asked me 5 years ago as I looked at a flooded New Orleans whether the city could come back, I would have told you, "no way." What I saw is still fresh in my mind. Homes filled with water. Hundreds of people camped out on I-10. Thousands sitting inside the Super Dome as conditions got worse and worse -- this as searchers went house by house looking for survivors and hoping not to find victims. They did, and plenty of them.