BP too “slick” for Obama. Watchdog? Who raided the “3rd Party” Social Security Trust Fund?


“We want what everyone wants,” he said. “We want to do whatever we can to capture all the oil we can to minimize the impact.”

The heightened estimate of the scope of the continuing disaster came as Obama appointed Michael Bromwich, a former Justice Department watchdog in the Clinton administration, as the new head of a reorganized federal effort to regulate offshore oil drilling.

“His charge over the next few months is to build an organization that acts as the oil industry’s watchdog — not its partner,” Obama said Tuesday.

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Three days after explosion, Dutch govt. offered oil skimmer ships. Obama: No thanks! Now reconsidering.

Now, almost seven weeks later, as the oil spewing from the battered well spreads across the Gulf and soils pristine beaches and coastline, BP and our government have reconsidered.

U.S. ships are being outfitted this week with four pairs of the skimming booms airlifted from the Netherlands and should be deployed within days. Each pair can process 5 million gallons of water a day, removing 20,000 tons of oil and sludge.

At that rate, how much more oil could have been removed from the Gulf during the past month?

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