Friday, June 18, 2010

Absolutely Safe!

On Tuesday, I wrote about the numerous false statements in President Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill in Obama's Long Nose. Byron York points out one that I missed: "Who told Obama drilling is 'absolutely safe'?"

There was one particularly striking moment in President Obama's widely panned Oval Office speech on the Gulf oil disaster. About midway through his talk, Obama acknowledged that he had approved new offshore drilling a few weeks before the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion on April 20. But Obama said he had done so only "under the assurance that it would be absolutely safe."

That is, of course, ridiculous. In the world of engineering, nothing is "absolutely safe"--certainly not deep-sea drilling.

It seems obvious that Obama was lying to cover his own rear end. It is inconceivable that any expert told him that deep sea petroleum exploration is "absolutely safe."