Halliburton or BP did not do this to make Obama look bad. They did it to save money and not interrupt drilling, simple. Add incompetence for good measure. Explain why BP paid that huge huge fine and did not contest the charges of willful negligence, then. You think they'd pay over $4 billion just so they could resume operations? And what inspectors are you talking about? BP inspectors? They're biased. Industry policing itself? Make me laugh. We've seen the results of that in oil drilling and transport and food safety. Govt inspectors? Repub admin reduced them to a minimum, gotta have unfettered industry. We have a conservative govt here too and snafus, more and more each day as companies "regulate" themselves in oil spills, c-coli and salmonella. Let them be, no interference from big brother govt. Sure.<quoted text>
Every major oil company has had tragedies occur. BP knew they were going to be ones to take the fall so they did what was in their best interest. I find it hard to believe any driller/toolpusher would allow a valve to be "badly" installed. It's a valve, it either works or it doesn't. Again, what were the inspectors looking at? Sounds like you're saying that everyone knew the valve was faulty and just didn't care. That is silly. You just want to demonize the big oil companies. Make that all big companies. If the well wasn't up to standards then the inspectors failed as well as the valve. Oh, how could I have forgotten your hatred for Cheney? Let me guess, you think Halliburton did this on purpose to make Obumbler look bad. LMAO!
*The fault with the valve might have only been visible through X-rays.
You're so keen to criticize Obama and Clinton over Benghazi, two players who were not even there. Yet, THE player, BP, WAS there and it still happened. 11 men dead. Not only do you not criticize BP and Halliburton, you automatically cover for them and not a peep about the 11 dead. Why? Are rig operators less important than diplomats and armed guards?
It's risky business, working on oil platforms, you said. Well, so is diplomacy in a war zone, don't you agree? And, the company is so filthy rich, even after close to R$30 billion in fines and cleanup, they still managed to make a profit.