Well, it’s about time. With a hurricane forming in the Gulf, oil washing up along the shorelines along the Gulf states, and major damage already done to the coast and industries, Obama finally has accepted foreign help:
The United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that the U.S. is working out the particulars of the help that’s been accepted.
The identities of all 12 countries and international organizations were not immediately announced. One country was cited in the State Department statement — Japan, which is providing two high-speed skimmers and fire containment boom.
More than 30 countries and international organizations have offered to help with the spill. The State Department hasn’t indicated why some offers have been accepted and others have not.
As the United States has always been there for so many countries in need, we thank these countries for their aid. If only our president didn’t use this oil spill to create a platform for his climate agenda, the cleanup would be ahead of schedule and a bit more manageable.
Allahpundit and Ace have so much more on this. However, the Jones Act is still not waived.
Crossposted to Right Wing News