Pride, the Fall, and Barack Obama

The Houston Chronicle is reporting the Netherlands, a experienced oil producing nation, offered the United States help in dealing with the British Petroleum spill very quickly after it started, but the Obama Administration turned them down, opting instead to coordinate with BP to stop the spill and contain the damage.Made worse, with the Obama administration threatening criminal and civil prosecution of British Petroleum as well as Obama refusing to keep open communication with British Petroleum’s CEO, the coordinated efforts of the company and government could go nowhere with no one talking to each other.Compounding all of this is a U.S. law “that requires all goods be carried in U.S. waters by U.S.-flagged ships, … prevent[ing[ Dutch ships with spill-fighting equipment from entering U.S. coastal areas.”Barack Obama wanted so hard to run from this disaster lest he be forced to accept responsibility for it has led to untold ecological and economic destruction.



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