As far as I can tell we are all responsible for the Gulf oil disaster. Our oil gluttony paved the way for this “leak” and many more since and still to come. Until we can wean ourselves off of oil there is no one to blame but ourselves. Of course it’s fun to point a waging finger at those in power.
In an interview with POLITICO, the president said: “I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in case of a catastrophic spill, there are folks up there, who will not be named, who would have said this is classic, big-government overregulation and wasteful spending.”