Do you think that Obama has done a good job of backing up his statements about the oil spill?



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    Some statements he has, some he hasn’t.  I do also believe, that information that BP produced about the spill prevented his statements from being as accurate and honest as possible.  This statement was made in June of 2010:  “We have directed BP to mobilize additional equipment and technology. In the coming days and weeks, these efforts should capture up to 90% of the oil leaking out of the well.” In reality, BP’s own estimates on the size of the spill would inflate as the next weeks carried out, and it took an entire month after that statement was made for the spill to be capped.  Another statement was made about going forward from the spill: “Beyond compensating the people of the Gulf in the short term, it’s also clear we need a long-term plan to restore the unique beauty and bounty of this region.”  This statement has been lived up to with relative integrity.  At the end of September, a long-term restoration plan was submitted to the President by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and has begun to be carried out.  Also, legal settlements and wildlife restoration has been carried out in the months following the capping of the spill.

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