posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:52 AM
As much as I loathe and despise BP's reaction to this clusterfornication, I need to ask something of the "get the government in there" crowd: How
many DEEP sea (like 5000 feet below the surface) operations have the Navy and/or Army Corps of Engineers undertaken?
The physics down there are literally the equivalent to those on an alien world. While there are many tasks that the Army Corps of Engineers is
ideally suited for (fixing levies, for example), I just have to suspect that the career engineers who are constantly working with technology designed
to work in the bizarro world environment of the ocean floor are more qualified (from a background perspective) to work on the task of plugging this
That said, every single last one of these short-sighted lunatics should be drummed out of the industry and forced to work in fast-food for the rest of
their days for not anticpating this kind of problem. BP should have had several additional layers of protection against this kind of occurence and
should have had a dozen tested and ready responses on hand in the event of something like this.
I will agree that the military could and should be used in helping with the clean-up and attempted protection of coastal ecosystems. That failure on
the part of the administration is unforgivable, but let's not pretend that Obama should be bringing his squad of top ranked ocean floor engineers
into the war room and applying is imaginary engineering degree to this problem.
While some people may have voted for Obama because the believed him to have the powers that would allow him to rip off his shirt, take a deep breath,
dive to the site of this problem and seal off the leak with his laser vision, none of them are the ones complaining about his lack of action.
All that being said, there should not be an unemployeed able bodied man within 500 miles of the gulf coast. BP, the U.S. Government, the Gates
Foundation, The Sierra Club, Warren Buffet and every Hollywood do-gooder with more than 1 million dollars in the bank should be hiring people to
tackle this problem en masse. Cleaning up oil is primarily difficult due to it being labor intensive.
BP should stop buying dispersant which sinks the oil to the sea bed and start buying man hours. THAT will get this mess cleaned up.