Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Gulf Oil Spill - An Avertible Catastrophe

This article at the Financial Post shows how the damage caused by the Deep Horizon well blow-out could have been far less than it is going to be due to the federal government's botched response. The question I'm trying to sort out in my mind is how much of this is sheer incompetence and how much is cynical political calculation (redundant?)? There's certainly a lot of the former, but I'm begining to think the latter may outweigh it by a considerable margin. Go and read the article and look at the offers of assistance from the Dutch and others and how our government has responded to them. You may draw your own conclusions from there.

"Some are attuned to the possibility of looming catastrophe and know how to head it off. Others are unprepared for risk and even unable to get their priorities straight when risk turns to reality."

(via Instapundit)
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