Who to believe when oil and water meet…

As if it weren’t bad enough being stuck in the middle of an election campaign that – true to form – has degenerated into a mass national migraine (how the hell do you Americans put up with two years of this stuff?) there is also the burgeoning blame game surrounding the Gulf of Mexico oil spill which prompts the same nagging question.

Just who do you believe?

In the corporate corner, Lew Rockwell:

“The environmentalists are thrilled because they get yet another chance to wail and moan about the plight of their beloved swamps and other supposedly sensitive land. The loss of fish is sad, but it is not as if they will not come back: after the Exxon-Valdez trouble, the fishing was better than ever in just one year”

Jeez, surely you don’t come out with a statement like that unless it’s true?

In the environmental corner, Earth Times would beg to differ:

“The worst oil catastrophe in US history happened more than 21 years ago. Yet reminders of the Exxon Valdez supertanker disaster are still plentiful and painful along the Alaskan coast”

Oh well, at least the election’s over tomorrow…


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