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Thursday, June 17, 2010

What the President should have said last night

OK, I've been very caught up in the actual living of live and enjoying of good weather, and have let the blog lie fallow for too long.

But I am back (more or less) and am going to have a few things to say.

First, I am rather disappointed in Obama's response to the Gulf spill, though it is, I think, still better than what The Shrub would have done.

This is the speech he should have given, though I don't think there is a politician alive today with the cojones to stand up to the multinationals (more's the pity).

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AMAG said...

BP are very strict on safety issues in the North Sea. The company I work for has to go through a lot of audits and BP haul our arses over the table is safety isn't up to standard. This is not the case by all the evidence in the Gulf. The lax US administration forged by Cheyney, created an environment where this could happen. On the eve of Palin coming to the UK, Her Drill Baby Drill slogan is symbolic of the mantra that created the disaster.

Its about greed, privelege and justice gets tagged as a commie policy taking you back to the disgrace of the 50's McCarthyism.

The emails are crucial. The on site BP engineer warned that the Transocean rig was in s bad state. The higher authority told him to get on with it. That wouldn't happen in the North Sea because of Piper Alpha and the Cullen report. In the US there is a different culture developed by the Bush administration.

That's where Obama is either a) missing the blatantly obvious, or b) playing a careful strategy to get opinion on his side in order to nullify the right and change things.

No-one cared when the spills were in Africa mind you. Not about the wildlife or the human life.

AF1 said...

Texas political reporter Molly Ivins used to write about how George W. Bush's pro-business policies were leading to a lot of environmental pollution in the state, when he was governor.

And she worried that this would spread out to the rest of the country once he he became president.

Looks like she was right to worry.

Mo'in said...

Dear Mushtaq,

It's good to see your presence.

Thank you for sharing this video. It's all a shame.

All good wishes,


Fenna Diephuis Stoub said...

Thanks for posting Mushtaq. I had the same fantasy as Rachel! Too bad she didn't say the reason she'd never run for political office is that she can't pass as a sociopath.

glad you're blogging again. The weather is a good excuse not to however!