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06-06-2010, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Georgia Dawg View Post
I would agree with you if BP did not have thousands of employees that would also be effected. This is a mess and needs to be resolved as soon as possible. I blame BP and I blame the government. They should have stepped in on day one and said we are going be overseeing this until it is resolved. They should have got the Army involved and started containment and clean up. They should have told BP that they will oversee the clean up and containment and send BP the bill.
What army? Our armed forces have been stretched to their limit over the last 8 years. Ironically, this country doesn't have the military strength to protect itself.

Besides, what would the army do? It's not like they've got oil spill specialists waiting in the wings to swoop in and fix this thing. They're a fighting force, not a bunch of guys from ServiceMaster. The simple fact of the matter is that the only people who have the hardware and know-how to resolve this are in the oil industry.

Contrary to popular belief, the government is NOT the fix for most problems.

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