Libs claim Haliburton at fault for BP explosion

Randall Hoven
Arianna Huffington knows whom to blame for the Deepwater Horizon oil well disaster:  not just Bush-Cheney, but that old standby, Halliburton

"It is absolutely, a thousand percent, Bush-Cheney's fault...  Right here we have the poster child of Bush-Cheney crony capitalism: Halliburton, involved in this.  And we haven't said about that.  [sic]  They, after all, were responsible for cementing the well.  Here is Halliburton, after it defrauded the American taxpayer of hundreds of millions of dollars, it's involved again."

And now the Associated Press is reporting on newly released documents from BP indicating that indeed, Halliburton was involved as one of BP's subcontractors.

But here's the funny thing:  BP rejected Halliburton's advice in preparing for a cementing job in closing the well.  Halliburton recommended using 21 "centralizers" to make sure the casing ran down the center.  Instead, BP used six; it could get done quicker that way.

Yes, my friends, Halliburton was counseling the slower but surer way to cement the well.  But BP chose the quick and easy way.  Halliburton was the good guy in this scenario, recommending the safer procedure.

Imagine what Arianna and the MSM would be saying if Barack Obama had recommended using 21 centralizers (since he's the smartest man in the world) but BP rejected his advice and used just six.  Would Arianna say the explosion was Obama's fault?  He actually was involved, by the way, since the well is on federal territory.  BP was just a subcontractor to the US.  And Barack Obama is the chief executive officer of the government of the United States, the owner of the territory that the well was built on.

No, don't blame the owner; blame the owner's subcontractor's subcontractor, the one that gave the good advice.  As Liz Cheney said, "Arianna, I don't know what planet you live on."

Arianna Huffington knows whom to blame for the Deepwater Horizon oil well disaster:  not just Bush-Cheney, but that old standby, Halliburton

"It is absolutely, a thousand percent, Bush-Cheney's fault...  Right here we have the poster child of Bush-Cheney crony capitalism: Halliburton, involved in this.  And we haven't said about that.  [sic]  They, after all, were responsible for cementing the well.  Here is Halliburton, after it defrauded the American taxpayer of hundreds of millions of dollars, it's involved again."

And now the Associated Press is reporting on newly released documents from BP indicating that indeed, Halliburton was involved as one of BP's subcontractors.

But here's the funny thing:  BP rejected Halliburton's advice in preparing for a cementing job in closing the well.  Halliburton recommended using 21 "centralizers" to make sure the casing ran down the center.  Instead, BP used six; it could get done quicker that way.

Yes, my friends, Halliburton was counseling the slower but surer way to cement the well.  But BP chose the quick and easy way.  Halliburton was the good guy in this scenario, recommending the safer procedure.

Imagine what Arianna and the MSM would be saying if Barack Obama had recommended using 21 centralizers (since he's the smartest man in the world) but BP rejected his advice and used just six.  Would Arianna say the explosion was Obama's fault?  He actually was involved, by the way, since the well is on federal territory.  BP was just a subcontractor to the US.  And Barack Obama is the chief executive officer of the government of the United States, the owner of the territory that the well was built on.

No, don't blame the owner; blame the owner's subcontractor's subcontractor, the one that gave the good advice.  As Liz Cheney said, "Arianna, I don't know what planet you live on."