It’s Groundhog Day in Washington, again

The Washington Teleprompter King stoked up the drama of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill accident last night across US TV networks in a live address from the Oval Office. 

After comparing the oil spill to the terrorist attacks on 9/11 several days ago, Barack Obama has now described the effects of the spill as being like an ‘epidemic’.  He also went on to say that:

“We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused,”

I’m sure we’ve heard that line somewhere before…  it must be Groundhog Day!  Boy, making BP pay will be really tough considering BP – as long ago as 3rd May – proactively assumed responsibility for the clean up operation and promised it would pay compensation to those affected by the spill, without needing to be told.

But despite this, the snippy lightweight in the Oval Office feels the need to talk tough and give the impression he is telling BP what to do.  Yet again there was no mention of fully American companies, Transocean (whose employees ran the Deepwater Horizon rig using their own processes) or Halliburton, and their involvement in the accident.  This ‘broken record’ act by Obama is a feeble piece of posturing from a political pygmy, whose only interest is trying to prevent a melt down in Democrat support ahead of the November mid-term elections.

Obama’s continuing attempts to deflect blame onto a largely foreign company (BP) need to be seen for what they are, protectionist hypocrisy.  But Obama will be allowed to get away with it as long as our spineless fool in 10 Downing Street coos at him like a lovestruck teenager and fails to stand up against the blatant smear operation against BP and the UK in general.

Perhaps we should run a sweepstake on the blog to guess how many more times Obama will pledge to make BP do what it’s already said it would.  Any offers?

2 Responses to “It’s Groundhog Day in Washington, again”


  1. 1 TomTom 16/06/2010 at 5:41 pm

    Personally I think Obama has a secret account with a hedge fund and is busy shorting BP stock with the aim of buying up the bonds cheap. Obama will lose in 2012 but leave office a very rich man

  2. 2 billy 16/06/2010 at 9:54 pm

    To be fair BP have been criminal in their disregard for safe drilling techniques. Ignoring e mails outlining the dangers that were building up in the oil pipeline. Sadly this leak will never be sealed and the full contents of the oilfield will seep out into the Gulf of mexico through the broken pipework..

    http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6593/648967


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