I believe the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the fault and responsibility of British Petroleum, and I believe they should be held accountable and made to pay for stopping the leak, cleaning up the water, beaches and wetlands, even if it takes every cent the company makes for the next ten years.
I believe that they should be sued by the feds, the state government and the families who are suffering from the millions of gallons of crude oil that's not only poisoning their waters but also threatening their very way of life.
And having said that, I want to say this.
Now is not the time for lawsuits, finger pointing, meaningless meetings and bureaucratic BS.
Now is the time for action and all energy should be focused on getting the spill stopped and the mess cleaned up.
Eric Holder's presence on the Gulf Coast is about as useless as mammary glands on a boar hog. The time will come for lawsuits and plenty of them, but right now anything that distracts from fixing the catastrophe in the Gulf should be put on the back burner.
If Holder wants to do something useful he should investigate the Sestak situation. Fat chance of that.
And if President Obama wants to do something useful he should cut through the bureaucratic red tape that seems to throw a roadblock in the way of anything anybody wants to do to remedy the situation.
Governor Bobby Jindal has been screaming for weeks that he needs containment equipment, and he wants to dredge sand and build some barriers to stop the oil slick before it gets on shore.
He has been denied his request by the government. They say it's because there has not been an environmental study done as to what the effects would be.
The truth of the matter is that by the time the lethargic Obama Administration gets around to doing something meaningful there may not be an environment to protect on the Louisiana coast.
Obama's policy seems to be, do nothing and let nobody else do anything.
People, can you imagine what would happen if America was to have a major terrorist attack. Would there have to be an environmental study before we respond or would Obama send Holder to sue the terrorists. Oh I forgot, he doesn't sue terrorists, he defends them.
Besides, it would probably be George Bush's fault anyway.
This country is leaderless. The incompetency of the Obama Administration is putting this nation in terrific and immediate danger.
Somewhere on this planet there is someone who knows how to stop this leak. It may not be a politically correct method and it may not be something Obama can take credit for but there is a way to do it and the federal government should put away politics. Swallow their pride and put out the call for help.
People of the Gulf Coast please know that my heart is with you, my prayers are for you and I know what kind of people you are. You'll never give up.
I only wish you could get some sensible help from the government you pay taxes to.