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Last week, I posted a spoof about the Gulf oil spill "conspiracy." Saturday's post questioned how the press would have reacted if George Bush was still President and his agency [Homeland Security] took so long to react. A comment received on that thought was:
What does "Homeland Security" have to do with it? This is BP's mess, they should clean it up.My response was:
... and Katrina was "Mother Nature's" fault.
So, this is fix the blame instead of fix the problem as long as the Dems are in charge?Forbes verifies that this is about fixing the blame, not the problem.
The BP Oil Spill Blame Game
Christopher Helman, 05.04.10, 07:32 PM EDT
BP fingers Transocean, shareholders rebuke BP and suspicion falls on the rig's subsea engineer. Just don't bring God into it.
HOUSTON -- As convoluted and unlikely as the circumstances leading up to the Deepwater Horizon disaster seem to have been, there's little proof to bolster Texas Gov. Rick Perry's suggestion Monday that this might have been an "act of God."
Though God was not immediately available for comment on the governor's statement, it seems more likely that mere mortals were to blame.
Onlookers are even dissing the Minerals Management Service for awarding Transocean. Chief Executive Tony Hayward has insisted it wasn't BP's fault: "The drilling rig was a Transocean drilling rig; it was their equipment that failed, it was their systems and processes that were running it."
BP shareholders though, blame BP for insufficient oversight of its contractors.
Further down the fingerpointing line is Halliburton, which was contracted to cement the production liner in the well casing, effectively sealing off the reservoir from the wellbore. The rig explosion occurred some 20 hours after Halliburton finished its cement job, and the company says its workers had tested it and everything looked fine. Somehow, somewhere, the cement leaked.
Sounds like infectious incompetence in both private and public sectors.