I’ve sort of avoided this topic because I know very little about the technology of offshore drilling and capping wells.
I don’t know much about it, but you would think the folks involved would for crying out loud.
Let’s start with how the hell did the original accident happened in the first place and then move on to why the hell they can’t stop the bleeding? Don’t they have contingencies for this sort of stuff?
Where are all the “Drill Baby Drill” assholes now?
Just to add to the idiocy, the same people who just the other day were screaming about government being too big and deregulating private industry now are screaming for the government to do something and complaining it should never have let BP handle the problem to begin with.
Who else should have addressed it? Aren’t they the so-called experts? Now they’re saying they might not be able to stop the leak until August. Some experts they are. Sure, we're in safe hands if we just let private industry handle everything unregulated.
But Americans have short memories so don’t expect this to make any lasting impression. Promise them 25 cents off a gallon of gas and they’ll be yelling for more off-shore drilling and the hell with the risk of another spill.