The full shitnik in chief says no new oil drilling. Nothing like using a crisis to aid and abet the jihad and hold America hostage to jihad oil-producing countries.
New impossible burdens placed on business.
And what's with the SWAT team? Was it a terrorist attack? Sabotage to kill any oil drilling and exploration in the US? Here's the video.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Earlier today, DHS Secretary Napolitano announced that this incident is of national significance and the Department of Interior has announced that they will be sending SWAT teams to the Gulf to inspect all platforms and rigs. And I have ordered the Secretaries of Interior and Homeland Security as well as Administrator Lisa Jackson of the Environmental Protection Agency to visit the site on Friday to ensure that BP and the entire U.S. government is doing everything possible, not just to respond to this incident, but also to determine its cause."
UPDATE: Douglas commented:
OK, I'm an engineer with 23 years of practical experience. What the (expletive imagined - feel free to substitute your own) does a SWAT team know about inspecting oil platforms and the machinery involved? And secondly, what criminal offence is being committed that requires a SWAT (special weapons and tactics)team? And third, if they find an offence worthy of their presence, what are they going to do - arrest everyone or shoot the rig and put it out of Washington's misery?
Madame Napolitaino is a bit addled.