The announcement by President Obama that we would resume offshore drilling was met with seething anger from the environmentalists. Soon after, the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was destroyed by a mysterious explosion, creating a huge environmental disaster.
No one knows who or what is responsible, but administration speculation is accepted as fact by the media. Whoever is responsible, whether it's BP or some terrorist entity, is still entitled to due process under the law, not an automatic presumption of guilt plus punishment.
The president, in a knee-jerk reaction, declared an immediate halt to new offshore drilling as too risky. Is there any correlation between these incidents? Al Gore, in a recent speech to environmental groups, urged them to commit civil disobedience, and environmental terrorists have struck before in similar fashion!
The proof of this act, whether deliberate or not, is a mile down on the ocean floor and will never be determined. In any case, it is a very convenient coincidence, all favoring the radical environmentalists.
Meanwhile, Democrats are in an inquisition mode such as would make Tomás de Torquemada, the head of the Spanish Inquisition, proud! U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is cast in the role of Torquemada in the House and, with nostrils flaring, assaults his chosen victims without mercy.
The president, in true Chicago style, has extorted $20 billion from BP. He has no authority to do this, and probably has committed a crime in doing it! It is the courts' responsibility to affix blame and decide punishment, not Barack Obama's! Consequently, we have the president ignoring the rule of law and arbitrarily acting as judge, jury and executioner!
Will this extorted money find its way to Democratic Party pockets? Almost certainly!