Skip to comments.Obama blasts BP: 'We will bring those responsible to justice'
Posted on 06/01/2010 10:58:51 AM PDT by mdittmar
President Barack Obama on Tuesday used the strongest language yet to suggest that BP could face charges in connection with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and the resulting oil spill, saying if any laws were broken, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice.
The president met Tuesday morning with former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham (Fla.) and William Reilly, the Republican former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, the co-chairmen of a bipartisan commission tasked with exploring the causes of the disaster and safeguards for future offshore drilling.
If our laws were broken, leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice," Obama said from the White House Rose Garden.
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Start with the guy he sees in the mirror.
I’m sorry but when did BP get upgraded to being terrorists?
Mr. President: http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/shutup.wav
If our laws were broken, leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice,” Obama said from the White House Rose Garden.
Unless of course it has to do with Immigration. Break those laws all you want! We pick and choose laws to enforce at our whim!!!
Does ANYONE still actually believe this guy anymore? about anything?
If I were employed by BP, this would certainly encourage me to take risks to get this under control /s
Justice huh? Leftist code word for taking other peoples wealth and re-distributing it.
This is a guy that believes that government is the seat of all power and all wisdom.
If a sparrow falls from the sky, someone somewhere needs to pay.
You stole my line...
That’ll work real great. When you can’t figure out what else to do—charge the people working on the problem with a crime. Just like the Stalinist he is.
Wasn’t that rig in international waters?
If you are asking me personally, the answer is, “No.” And I never believed him about anything to begin with either.
the iranians, north koreans, russians, and chinese laugh at him to his face, but, by GOD, he will bring BP to HEEL.
But I thought Obama accepted responsibility? I must be confused.
Impotent but putting on the macho act.
Oh joy, now we will have BP executives and senior operations staff relocating outside of the US to avoid prosecution while the disaster is still ongoing.
Wasnt that rig in international waters?......
No, Federal waters.
Sounds like Bammy has reasoned that Karl Rove is responsible for the BP explosion and leak with all the dynamite left over from destroying the World Trade Towers and New Orleans levees.
Plug your pie hole zero.
yea... those that took monies to prepare for such an event, only to squander it for personal and political gain, never having bought the required equipment to deal with the disaster.
and to compound the ‘error in judgment’ would be their lackadaisical attitude in dealing with the event... taking over a MONTH to respond.
yea... those people need to be brought to justice!
BP is done, at least in the USA. Obama will give the green-light for bankruptcy and Govt takeover.
Translation: If you guys make space for a couple of Black Panthers in your board room, I can make all of this go away.
Hey Jack Squat Barry retard.....how about criminally investigate YOUR OWN agency(ies), such as Elizabeth Birnbaum of MMS, and such, kkthx ... idiot.
Starting with the idiots who forced BP to have to operate 80 miles from shore and in 5000 feet of water.
The Tar-ball-in-chief needs a good B&tch slap from the CEO of BP
Wasn’t he on tv last week saying “the buck stops here”?
I guess the Joker Obozo thinks this idea is going to be the way to stop the leak and get folks on his side. What a laugh.
This is absurd. He needs to worry about the leak before lawsuits.
It won’t be long before he pulls another Chavez and seizes BP.
"Obama biggest recipient of BP cash"
Probably just a coincidence. s/
After a big show trial the Obama administration will burn the filthy witches to show everyone he’s on top of it.
Just heard on MSNBC. Obama’s going to go deep into the Bush/Cheney administration to see what happened. It was a long-term plan to allow the oil companies to do whatever they want to get those profits.
This incompetent, arrogant, Elitist should look in the mirror.
He has stronger language for BP than he does for Muslim jihadists!
Get the community organizer off the stage and out of office.
Yeah, just WHY did this oil rig HAVE to be 50 miles offshore drilling under 5000 feet of water?
Because of leftists like Barry.
Solemn pledge? What, he going to spray furniture polish on them?
So? There is a federal disaster that has to be dealt with... many thousand times worse than Katrina affecting the eco system, the fishing industry, tourism and real estate and its not just today that will be affected. This is a long term disaster.
It is a huge problem a bio hazard, washing into the Atlantic affecting more than Obama wants to contemplate and his actions are way overdue.
From what I've read, BP had full sign off from MMS on everything they did, so...meaningless...blather from the teleprompter. What can be learned from this is that government should only be in charge of as little as possible because it is incapable of chewing gum and walking simultaneously. Thus, it needs to get the heck out of health care before it actually tries to do something there.
A bipartisan commission will bring them to justice ?
Oh right, like the 911 commission found and killed OBL and Zawahiri ?
....he’s not going after himself, no matter what he promises....
I can already hear the wheels in Rahm’s head turning. Mark my words, they’ll find some bureaucratic Bush flunky to pin the blame on and then rail against Republicans in the upcoming elections. You watch, they’ll say this was all the result of Republicans being in control and they’ll leverage this for all the political mileage the corrupt MSM will allow.
If our laws were broken, leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice,”
Translation: All info on this case will be handed over to Eric Holder. Scapegoats will be selected and prosecuted via the public media.
Nice, don’t go after the terrorists, but go after people for this terrible accident. Bam, you are a misguided idiot.
What’s next? I always wondered how a coup (Obama prounciation would include the p) of our government would happen. The speed of this attempted takeover is surprising. I only hope we can somehow stop this before we have all out war.
While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions theyve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the companys political action committees $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.
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