Lord Tebbit, the former government minister, also criticised Obama's attacks on BP and its management.
"The whole might of American wealth and technology is displayed as utterly unable to deal with the disastrous spill – so what more natural than a crude, bigoted, xenophobic display of partisan political presidential petulance against a multinational company?"
I understand that there are a lot of British pensions caught up in the price of BP's stock (aren't you glad Social Security isn't overinvested in BP stock?), but expecting Americans not to be enraged about this is asking far too much. Hell, I don't think many Americans are angry enough.
We're facing the greatest ecological catastrophe in our nation's history, coupled with a dumping of toxic dispersant that would be considered the largest chemical weapons attack in the history of the world if it wasn't directly linked to "cleaning up" a forseeable and incompetently planned-for industrial accident.
And the British expect us to STFU about it? Unbelievable.
The comments section in that article goes off the rails very, very quickly.