Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Barack Obama under fire for grossly underestimating Gulf oil spill

The Guardian: "The Obama administration lost the public trust and may have sabotaged clean-up operations in the Gulf of Mexico by grossly underestimating the amount of oil gushing from BP's broken Macondo well, according to a White House commission appointed to investigate the spill.

In a scathing critique of the administration's handling of the disaster, the two co-chairs of the commission yesterday said government officials made a serious blunder by releasing early estimates of the spill that were about 60 times too low.

'It's a little bit like Custer underestimating the number of Indians on the other side of the hill and paying a price for that,' Bob Graham, a former Democratic senator from Florida, told reporters."
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