i love political cartoons.
the gulf disaster continues to do damage even though b.p. is attempting to shove the blame off on to others. the charlotte observer has a good editorial and here's a taste:
So: BP wishes the world to believe that the April 20 oil well blowout, the explosion that took the lives of 11 workers and the resulting five-million-barrel-plus oil spill was a "shared responsibility." It came about, BP says, as a result of a "complex and interlinked series" of equipment failures and poor decisions and, in the end, "no single factor" caused the nation's worst oil spill.
and while we are thankfully not buying b.p.'s lies, its also true that b.p. isn't living up to any of its responsibilities. the huffington post notes:
Five months after the Gulf oil spill, many residents in coastal communities are still finding themselves out of work. Tourism has taken a steep plunge, during the summer months, when it is usually most busy. Fishing industries were also hard hit by the disaster.
The Washington Independent reports many unemployed Gulf inhabitants forced out of work by the spill have not yet received compensation from BP. Time is running out for many families who are facing hunger, even homelessness, if the situation doesn't improve.
and that tells us every thing we need to know about b.p.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'