Gulf oil spill: White House blocked scientists’ warnings

The Guardian

The White House blocked government scientists from warning the American public of the potential environmental disaster caused by BP’s broken well in the Gulf of Mexico, a report released by the national commission investigating the oil spill said yesterday.

Naked Capitalism

This looked to be classic Obama behavior redux: pretend to be aligned with the little guy, engage in some theatrics that manages to reveal unwillingness to draw on the power of the Presidential office, and cut way too generous a deal with big corporate interest.

In some ways, Obama is even slimier than Bush. At least Bush didn’t pretend to care about the little guy.

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