Pointing fingers don’t cap wells
Surprise, surprise. Oil is still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico at the rate of 210,000 gallons a day, but the responsible parties seem more concerned with blaming each other than shutting off the oil.
BP, Transocean, Halliburton — knock it off!! The only thing you should be thinking about right now is capping your damn well. There will be plenty of time later to allocate blame (and believe me, there’s more than enough to go around).
We know who you are, and the courts, not you, will decide who owes how much to whom. Right now the best thing you can do to limit your losses and CYA is stop the oil and clean up your mess.
And you senators in Washington with your showboat hearing about the whole Deepwater Horizon disaster — just stop. Stop! “Unseemly” is the nicest thing I can say about you. Go make some phone calls, book a flight to Louisiana, twist some arms; do something more constructive than fiddle while Rome burns.
When the well is capped, the oil is cleaned up, and the fishing grounds are open again, then you can take all the time you want to stage hearings, make speeches, take credit, assess blame, and decide who owes what to whom. Now is not the time.