Jack's Enclave - Gulf Oil Cleanup
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Obama promised to "do whatever's necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people recover," but has provided no serious plan for doing so. Instead he continues the pattern of refusing to mobilize all society's resources, creativity, and energy, while stifling or preventing scientists, those affected and others from going all-out to help in stopping the spill, its spread, and recovery efforts."

To appease unions and not run the risk of loosing union support Obama has refused to waive the Jones Act.

The week of June 13th 2010 Obama stated "Things are going to return to normal" along the stricken Gulf Coast and the region's fouled waters will be in even better shape than before the catastrophic BP oil spill. My questions: When? In the third millennium? How? By letting nature take its course?

On June 13, 2010, Barack Obama tells The Politico the Gulf oil spill was like 9-11. Then he went golfing for 4 hours.

On July 1 the Obama administration issued an order barring the public and the news media from coming within 65 feet of clean-up operations without permission from the Coast Guard. The transparent aim of the order, which purports to protect the safety of clean-up workers, is to prevent the population from viewing the devastation wrought by the BP oil blowout.

Obama's 20 billion dollar settlement fund with BP in reality is a boon to BP, effectively placing a cap over its major liabilities for a disaster whose total costs will be reckoned in the hundreds of billions of dollars and shielding it from lawsuits and and damage claims.

It took 71 days after oil began spewing into the Gulf of Mexico for the Obama administration accept 22 of the 27 offers of assistance from partner countries and international bodies.

Through the use of EPA, USFWS, USCG, environmental radicals, as well as others, Obama has blocked almost every attempt for local actions to be implemented.

Three days after the explosion, the Netherlands offered to send ships capable of skimming oil off the water and submitted a plan to begin building sand dikes to protect the many environmentally fragile marshes along the Gulf Coast. The embassy got a nice letter from the administration that said, "Thanks, but no thanks."

Is Obama incompetent, inept, incapable? Not hardly. For Obama everything, everything, is about politics. No decision is made or action taken based on what is right or wrong or is in the best interest of this nation. The only consideration is the impact on his political agenda.

July, 2010