right on all counts…

Posted on Saturday 29 May 2010

BP must fall back on oil spill containment strategy
Washington Post
By Joel Achenbach and Alec MacGillis
May 30, 2010

It is the well that will not die.

BP’s three-day effort to throttle the leaking gulf oil well with multiple blasts of heavy mud has failed. The attempted "top kill" of the well was abandoned late Saturday afternoon, leaving the huge Macondo field deep beneath the sea floor once again free to pump at least half a million gallons of crude a day into the gulf.

"I can say we tried. But what I can also say is this scares everybody, the fact that we can’t make this well stop flowing, or haven’t succeeded in that so far," Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer, said in a late-day news conference. "There’s no silver bullet to stop this leak," Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry said…
Throughout the Bush years, many of us railed about a lot of things. We raved about the financial mismanagement with escalating debt, about our unregulated economic markets; we screamed about the rape of the environment; we complained about the needless and costly war in Iraq; we carped endlessly about the oil lust and drilling in our protected lands and offshore; we couldn’t stop talking about the corruption of government agencies and the erosion of American values. Now, the country remains in a deep recession and the Gulf of Mexico is being literally filled by oil – and they can’t plug the leak. We were right on all counts. I wish being right felt better

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