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[*] Post 410740 posted on 10-6-2010 at 17:26 Reply With Quote
An open letter to Obama

Please forgive this open letter but your comments towards BP and its CEO as reported here are coming across as somewhat prejudicial and personal.

There is no doubt that BP, as a UK PLC, is totally committed to do everything possible to contain the oil leak and meet all its obligations in the USA.

There is a sense here that these attacks are being made because BP is British.

If you compare the damage inflicted on the economies of the western world by polluted securities from the irresponsible, unchecked greed and avarice of leading USA international banks, there has not been the same personalised response in or from countries beyond the US.

Perhaps a case of double standards?

The immediate issues are very challenging but are best solved working together in a more Statesman like way.

We can all agree that the first and absolute priority is to stem the leak.

Perhaps the second one is to ensure the reputation of the Presidency outside the USA is seen as objective, balanced, able and capable of taking the heat when under pressure.

We liked the Obama we saw at your election, can we have more of it please.
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[*] Post 410743 posted on 10-6-2010 at 18:02 Reply With Quote

Hmm, bit of bandwagon jumping me thinks.

BP, IMHO, have been really rather slow in dealing with this disaster, and the rocket up the rear after more than a month of failiures, wasn't overly harsh or uncalled for.

Obama has been accused of doing nothing, but when he does call a few shots, (partly in an attempt to quell his American people) that gets frowned upon as well.

The bloke just can't win.
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[*] Post 410753 posted on 10-6-2010 at 21:27 Reply With Quote

I suspect that Obama doesn't know that 36% of BP is owned by American investors.
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