Conveniently Forgotten

Just returned from a month long, 6,000 miles car tour of the USA, I am wearied by the manic coverage in the American media of the Gulf oil spill.

Panicked by the constant stream of hysterical drivel from the usual suspects, the normally cool Obama has resorted to the vulgar “street speak” of his native Chicago.

While the xenophobic ranting against BP has been given full play, the drilling company actually responsible for the disaster has slipped away into the shadows.

Transoceanic started as an Alabama drilling outfit known as The Offshore Company but bought up the opposition, changed its name, and become the world’s biggest operator.

Now “based” in land-locked Switzerland for tax reasons, its drilling rigs have a troubled history though its American connections have been conveniently forgotten.

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