- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Mr. Obama’s handling of the Gulf Oil disaster has illustrated his inexperience as President and his inability to lead and handle a major disaster.

Remember this: A month before the oil rig explosion, Obama, supporting his judgment in March to open up extra offshore areas to drilling, insisted that advancements in technology have made drilling less hazardous. Days before the explosion in the gulf , Obama said: “It turns out, by the way, that oil rigs today generally don’t cause spills. They are technologically very advanced.” Obama was way off mark with his reasoning.

Obama stated that we are at war regarding the oil spill. Council Chairman John Young of Jefferson Parish, La., responded best to Obama’s war statement: “If this was a war, as everyone said — and even the President said last night that we’re under siege — if this was a war, we would be occupied territory by now.”

Obama, who stated that he has been in control of the oil spill since day one, has been slow in responding and inadequate in sending supplies and manpower to the affected areas. Why hasn’t Obama placed the military in charge of the oil disaster or called up the national guard?

Since the initial explosion, scientist have cautioned Obama that BP was not honest with the amount of oil escaping and BP’s efforts to contain the spill, yet Obama remained silent and inanimate. Now, with his polls numbers declining, Obama has finally awaken to the oil tragedy.

Obama. prone to fancy rhetoric, must learn to lead, take immediate and decisive action, demanding results immediately and not wavering in his decisions.

CHRISTIAN GATSBY
Hoover, Al.

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