Sunday, June 06, 2010

Former Astronaut & Senator Takes On Comparisons Of BP Spill To Apollo 13, Does Obama Want BP To Fail For "Ideological Resons?"

Yesterday, I wrote the following about Obama's mishandling of the oil spill from the BP Deepwater rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Could it be that Obama, knowing this was an unprecedented disaster, decided to sit back and let this well leak, in an effort to make the case against any future oil exploration (on or offshore), as well as his phony "green" energy policy (Crap and Tax)?

"Never let a crisis go to waste."
Today, former US Senator and Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt takes on the references by the oil company and Obama of this disaster with the explosion and recovery of Apollo 13.
Mr. Tony Hayward, CEO of British Petroleum, has again used the 1970 Apollo 13 experience as analogous to the effort to contain and cap the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. President Obama’s administration’s and the supportive media have done the same, repeatedly. Nothing could be further from the truth!

The response after an oxygen tank explosion in the Apollo 13 spacecraft on its way to the Moon illustrates how complex technical accidents should be handled. It stands in sharp contrast to the Gulf fiasco. Solve the problem first; then investigate objectively; apply the lessons; and then, if absolutely necessary, worry about responsibility.
Schmitt then says two paragraphs later.
Gene Kranz and his Apollo 13 flight controllers and engineers worked on the assumption that “failure was not an option.” In contrast, President Obama and those claiming to have been on top of the Gulf oil spill situation “from day one” assumed that failure is an option and, indeed, may want BP to fail for their own ideological reasons. Whatever their motives, the president and his cabinet officers, without any experience in real-world management of anything major, much less a crisis, have no idea how to deal with a situation as technically complex as the Gulf oil spill.
Read the rest. It's a good illustration of what should have happened if a real leader was in charge, but didn't...because a community organizer acting as President used this for ideological purposes.

If you don't believe that, look at some of those in the radical tree-hugger movement who support Obama, like Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club, who once wrote the US was "better off without cheap gas."

The Sierra Club endorsed Obama for President in 2008, and Pope has glowingly praised "The Won's" implementation of the radical enviro-statist agenda. He even used the oil spill to promote the fraud known as "green energy," writing about a conference attended by Nancy "Do Nothing" Pelosi, other Left wing Democrats, and members of the Obama Regime.

Pope is also good friends with 9/11 Troofer and Mao Tze Dung acolyte Van Jones, the Obama Regimes former "Green Jobs Czar." Both appear in the video below talking about how the Internet can be a tool of information which stands in the way of the propaganda of oppressive regimes (sound familiar?).

Pope even mourns the commie Jones being forced to step down after the revelations of his extremist and radical views were made known.

So these are the people Obama and his regime surround themselves with. Radicals who are using an extremist agenda masqueraded in saving the planet to fundamentally change this nation and weaken our economy even further. Isn't it a coincidence how the Deepwater spill presented itself as an opportunity to push stalled legislation that will make energy more expensive and bankrupt the coal and gas industry.

Never let a good crisis go to waste.

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