Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Well done America, the rule of law does still apply

I was beginning to wonder whether justice and the rule of law had been overtaken by Presidential fiat in the United States. But it turns out that justice still exists.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal judge struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, saying the government rashly concluded that because one rig failed, the others are in immediate danger, too.

5 comments:

KG said...

''A second deepwater blowout could overwhelm the efforts to respond to the current disaster,'' the Interior Department said.'

Yeah, that must be why Obama invoked the Jones Act--preventing foreign experts from helping with the clean up--in order to protect his union campaign contributors.

Anonymous said...

Excellent!

Now if we can get rid of Osama - get him impeached - then we'll really know the rule of law applies

And in NZ - well, Labour should be in prison, for a start.

Anonymous said...

The rig was American owned and BP is half owned by USA citizens/companies who demand more oil... what to do? DRILL

kevin said...

and McCrystal is not allowed to say some stuff... poor ol' obama

Anonymous said...

WHATEVER YOU DO - don't mention the judge has shares in the oil rig drilling companies, eh?

Good ol' capitalists - ready to overlook any kind of corruption, so long as it's in their favour (and helps destroy the planet).

Funny how you get your panties in a bunch over a couple hundy on the ministerial credit cards, but don't give a damn about bent judges trying to keep the oil gushing in the gulf....