The evidence speaks for itself.
April 30, NY Times – The government had opportunities to move quickly to contain the spill but chose to let BP resolve the leak. Napolitano was not aware that the Dept. of Defense had equipment to help contain the spill. Coast Guard says that spill could last up to 3 months.
May 27, API – Obama tries to stop oil drilling in deep water for 6 months – which is in opposition to basically everyone in the industry.
June 13, Politico – Obama says oil spill is similar to 9/11 in that will change the psyche of Americans.
June 15, The Hill – Obama says he plans to mobilize the greatest military in the world to combat the oil spill – but there are few details offered. This is 58 days after the explosion.
June 18, ABC News – Skimmer boats to stop operations for inspections of life jackets and fire extinguishers.
June 21, Sen. LeMeiux – Only 20 of 2,000 possible skimmer boats are operating in the gulf (updated number is 25 as of 6/23).
June 23, WDSU – Government stops Louisiana from building sand berms to protect state from oil landfall.
How can anyone believe that the Obama administration is honest when he makes remarks about cleaning the oil spill? They are either blocking efforts or dragging their collective feet in every way possible.