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US oil spill commission takes shape

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posted on May, 21 2010 @ 09:44 PM
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Two political veterans are expected to head a US commission investigating a huge oil spill, amid criticism of the government's response.

Reports say former Democratic Senator Bob Graham and William Reilly, who once served as environment chief for the Republicans, will lead the inquiry.

President Barack Obama's administration has been forced to defend its record in dealing with the spill.

Spokesman Robert Gibbs said the government was doing all it could.

Yea..right..it goes on to say....

The oil leak began more than a month ago, when a rig leased by BP exploded.

The spill has reached Louisiana and is threatening Florida and Cuba.

So far, BP has borne the brunt of public outrage over the spill, but analysts say there is now also a growing sense of anger towards the government.

During a heated news conference, Mr Gibbs denied that the government had "just stood there and hoped for the best".

"There's nothing that we think can and should be done that isn't being done. Nothing," he said.

But he acknowledged that only the oil company had the technology to address the emergency 5,000ft (1,500m) beneath the waves.
Familiar model


so far, i do not see them handling this very well..do you?


The inquiry, which was announced earlier in the week, is expected to range from what caused the leak to the safety of drilling for oil offshore more generally.

With the choice Mr Graham and Mr Reilly, President Obama has chosen a model similar to other investigative commissions, such as the one that probed the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion.

Mr Reilly was the Environmental Protection Agency administrator under President George Bush Sr, while Mr Graham served in the senate from 1987-2005.

The White House is expected to make an official announcement on the commission Saturday.


yea..ok..let's see what comes of this..

news.bbc.co.uk...


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posted on May, 21 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
Two political veterans are expected to head a US commission investigating a huge oil spill, amid criticism of the government's response.


Maybe they can figure out who killed Kennedy and who carried out 9/11 while they are at it.


They won't find anything.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 09:49 PM
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yea, really, since that can't seem to get anything else right..



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
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yea, really, since that can't seem to get anything else right..


Oh they got it right.

Deny the truth of the matter all the time. Deflect, Confuse, Propagandize, Re-educate, etc.

Rule over the stupid by any means neccesary.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 10:53 PM
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o.k. i hear ya..tell me.. does this even make sense?

With the choice Mr Graham and Mr Reilly, President Obama has chosen a model similar to other investigative commissions, such as the one that probed the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion."

ahhh..that should work really well..doh!



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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"Is being formed"?????????? A MONTH after this thing started they are just now forming a commission!? WTF is a commission going to do!? Unless we can take the whole administration and jam it into the pipe to plug the leak, it is worthless!!!



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 01:13 AM
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LOL..i agree...

so how many of them do you think it should take?



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