Carol Browner, director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, told Obama at one of the earliest briefings in late April that the blowout would likely lead to an unprecedented environmental disaster, senior White House aides told The Daily Beast. Browner warned that capping a well at such depths had never been done before, and that they ought to expect an oil spill that would continue until a relief well was drilled in August, the aide said.Video timeline of Obama's response....or lack thereof.
That early briefing on the scope of the spill—and enormous technical challenges involved in fixing it—might help explain the sense of fatalism that has infused Obama’s team from the start.
Could it be that Obama, knowing this was an unprecidented 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."