That's a big red herring argument, BG, I was asking about the flood. The bible clearly has a chronology that situates this global (or regional) catastrophe somewhere around 4000 years ago (go look it up on your WT CD-ROM if you don't believe me). As others have stated, if the flood were localized to the middle east then that means natives from the Americas were spared the destruction because there is rock-solid evidence they've been in North America for at least 15,000 years and there are sites in South America that date back even further.
I can sense some form of conflict in your answer, though, because you're clearly not toeing the WT party line when it comes to the Flood. As recently as last year they had a Question from Readers re-affirming their stance that the Flood was indeed earth-wide in scope. You and I both know that this is scientifically impossible, thus your suggestion of a localized flood.
If you pull out one piece of the bible that doesn't fit, the rest comes crumbling down in terms of divine inspiration. I have a great admiration for the bible as a work of literature, however. The fact that I don't view it as inspired by god doesn't take away from its significance in Western history or the beauty of some of its passages.