Discussion in 'SMB' started by SedgefieldMackem, Jun 14, 2010.
Given that BP is based in London, should we be worried about the US invading us for our oil?
I heard that Obama's presidency is failing quite rapidly.
Theyd miss us and hit France!
He seemed canny enough til he started to speak about things. Never mind...
Losing it big time in my view. If I was a relative of one of the people who died in the twin towers I would be outraged by this blatant piece of politicking. I was a big fan but his behaviour over this, admittedly tragic, event has been nowhere near the level of statesmanship required of an American President and he has gone down a long way in my estimation.
Did you actually read the quote?
Anyone who gets offended by it is clearly a moron.
He was only comparing it to September the 11th as in the way it will change Americans views about a certain thing.
Did the views of many Americans change with regards to foreign policy after September the 11th? Yes.
Could this change the views of many Americans with regards to the environment? Quite possibly.
He was not saying it was as bad as September 11th, or as important, or whatever.
Shocking disrespect to those brave boys who stormed the beaches of Normandy and defeated the Nazis.
That's a problem?
I am not a moron and since you know nothing about me you are not in a position to judge.
I have to own up to not having read the quote, just responded to what I'd heard on the television. If you read my post again you will see that there is reference to his behaviour overall which I think has been decidedly below par. And I still think it's an asinine comparison.
I didn't realise you were offended by it? So wasn't to know if I was calling you a moron or not. Although commenting on a quote you have not actually read is hardly a sign of great intelligence to be fair, surely?
I don't really care about Obamas behaviour tbh and not read much about it but common opinion certainly seems to be he's handled the whole thing badly.
There is nowt wrong at all with that quote at all IMO. I can see why someone might think he's over egging the pudding but it's hardly unheard of in politics. It's certainly not offensive.
If you want to visualise the size of the disaster, go here and type in your home town.
its that big it goes over land
reminds me of this
Speaking to a couple of American mates about this and they reckon he's way off the mark on this. They saw 9/11 as an attack on their nation where this is an accident (all be it one that's having a major impact and been badly handled).
In their eyes the big difference is that this is localized and.means very little to the vast majority of Americans. Will it change their view on oil - about as much as the problems with Exxon did when the tanker ran aground in Alaska and all the damage that happened to that "natural wonderland"
its only a bit of oil ffs
And the livings of a large bunch of people.
it was tongue in cheek
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