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Unfortunately for the Obamapologists, they have no way to pin this scandal on Congress or the three-headed monster of Bush-Palin-Nader. Here is Obama, the chief executive of this republic, allowing BP to dictate the rule of law to citizens of our country.
We all knew Obama would let BP escape responsibility, all they had to do was wait out the news cycles until the media found a new shiny thing. Then Obama would let BP give the country an oily reacharound until the situation in the gulf climaxed and public interest went limp.
Now BP dictates the law to Obama, and Obama lets them, because he is totally complicit in this ecological doomsday:
Linda Hooper-Bui, Louisiana State University Department of Entomology Associate Professor, writes in The Scientist, “My PhD student’s ant samples were taken away by a US Fish and Wildlife officer at a publicly accessible state Wildlife Management Area because our project hadn’t been approved by Incident Command.”
What is the Incident Command? Hooper-Bui continues, “[It’s] also called the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command – which is a joint program of BP and federal agencies, such as the Coast Guard…”
She shares another similar experience, “Where our research trip was halted after driving more than 150 miles to a study site. On the way to our sampling sites in Grand Isle, LA, [we] were turned away by a sheriff’s deputy blocking the road who said that he was told to allow no one who wasn’t associated with BP or NRDA.” The NRDA (National Resource Damage Assessment) process “is overseen by state, tribal and federal science agencies and is partially funded by BP.”
There you go, Obama is just limp against BP and their corporate interest, not believing he can change something as basic as corporate accountability.
Instead he is doing something Dick Cheney and George W Bush never even dreamed of, he put rule of law and public land under direct corporate control.
I await the Obamapoligists full-throated rebuttal of this oily reacharound by BP by the Obama administration.