Is Obama Intentionally Exacerbating the Gulf Oil Spill?
It seems unthinkable that an American President would do something as evil as intentionally worsening a natural disaster for political gain. Then one has to ask exactly why the administration has refused offers of assistance from at least thirteen different countries?
Why has the Administration refused skimmers offered by companies in Texas and all but ignored requests by Louisiana’s Governor to build barriers? In the face of this incredible disaster it seems that Obama would have graciously and eagerly accepted any and all help offered. If he has the Nation’s best interest at heart then it seems that he would have been the first to jump at any offer of assistance; any reasonable opportunity to lessen the impact.
Accepting help and acting expeditiously to make federal resources available would have been the actions of a responsible leader. Those are not the actions our leader has taken. Some would be quick to write his response off as the failings of an inexperienced executive; I am not so sure. The phrase that keeps ringing in my ears is “never let a good crisis go to waste”.
What if this is nothing more than an opportunity to illustrate the evils of fossil fuels? What if Obama and his administration are not simply incompetent but instead malfeasant? Is it unreasonable to entertain such thoughts given Obama’s public stance on things like “big oil” and “big coal”; his disdain for everything capitalist in nature? There are already talks underway about plans to increase the taxes on oil companies by four hundred percent. They have yet to effectively address the disaster and are already planning the legislative witch hunt. How typically “Washington”.
The administration has claimed that it was there from “day one”. While the administration’s memory of events is dubious at best it is certain that they have made questionable decisions since “day one”.
If our leaders do in fact have the Nation’s best intentions at heart then maybe they should take the time to explain their inaction:
From The Cable
Late Wednesday evening, the State Department emailed reporters identifying the 13 entities that had offered the U.S. oil spill assistance. They were the governments of Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations.
“These offers include experts in various aspects of oil spill impacts, research and technical expertise, booms, chemical oil dispersants, oil pumps, skimmers, and wildlife treatment,” the email read.
“While there is no need right now that the U.S. cannot meet, the U.S. Coast Guard is assessing these offers of assistance to see if there will be something which we will need in the near future.”
The Obama administration has been relentless in its messaging that it is doing everything possible to aggressively respond to the oil spill. But for the record, the current message to foreign governments is: Thanks but no thanks, we’ve got it covered.
A State Department official, speaking on background, said that the decision not to initially release the names of offering countries came directly from the State Department leadership.