Watching some of the Hayward footage yesterday was sickening; no mention of Hallibrutal or Transocean, or the fact that Obama has issued in the region of 400 deep offshore drilling permits since he took office, iirc he wanted them as far away from the coastline which increased the drilling danger exponentially...DOH!! What a stitch up, as the republican stated last night it is a shakedown and exercise in blame and mis direction. Half of the businesses claiming for relief were probably fooked anyhow due to the recession, now they have a lifebelt in the form of BP shareholders..Sure, under normal circumstances this would be very sensible.
However, trying to second guess what happens to a company in (possibly terminal) crisis is crazy.Bottom picking. Falling knives. Open ended liability.
I hope a huge Chinese Co takes over BP, sucks up all the oil offshore, and transports it back to China... Then the US military complex can accuse China of having WMD and take it off them....oh...er..'ang on..something wrong with that plan..