The President didn't have to cross into a disaster area and handle, bare handedly, cancer causing agents. Or expose his lungs to damaging chemicals. But he did and he did it because he wanted to instill commitment by the nation to the people of Lousiana.
The unfortunate truth is, in recent times, the USA has not had a President that loves the people of this country as President Obama does on a daily basis. His administration has acted admirably and in the best methods possible since this began, even with errors that may have occurred. Never, did anyone involved with this disater believe we would be at Day 40 and still have a leaking rupture.
I still believe the use of the oil dispersant needs to come to an end. The waters of the Gulf of finite in the ability to 'dilute' the chemicals and prevent permanent environmental damage.
I believe BP has some interesting decisions to make. It would be wrong to state their 'top fill' operation was a complete failure. I do not believe that. I do believe communication between the military leadership and BP operators in Lousiana and abroad needs to be better, but, I do not believe the recent operations were ineffective at all.
The supposed 'next step' in trying to place an appartus over the well again, as was their first failed attempt, needs to be prudently. I would estimate the 'top fill' being successful for now and STOPPING the leaking methane would be the best time to attempt placement again. However, if the methane starts to return to the surface of the sea floor they will still have problems with the methane ice again. Those dynamics haven't changed. If continuing the 'top fill' procedures continues to 'contain' the oil and methane, it would be far more prudent to continue it UNLESS there is research somewhere that states, the 'top fill' procedure loses 'capacity' to success as time goes by. In other words, the 'physics' of 'density' changes as the oil and methane start to change with 'mixing' and then the density no longer is greater above the oil and gas vat but more or less 'neutral' in its mixing.
That has been my only worry with prolonged use of mud. Mixiing. If the mud, gas and oil mix and become homogenous there runs the 'chance / danger' the 'homogenous mixture' becomes mute to its purpose and the dynamics will reverse simply because the 'mixture' provides higher dynamics to the oil and methane than without the mixing. But, if mixing is not an issue and the mud being pumped into the pipe remains dominant in its vicosity and weight over the pressure from the vat then the concern is for not.
With that, I thank President Obama for his dedication to the 'people' of this nation. It exceeds that of any modern day leadership in the USA. I admire his confidence in the 'new Green Economy' and a movement in the USA to alternative energies and fuel sources. This 'event' states more clearly how much the USA needs new direction and take back its prominence as a world leader in a movement away from fossil fuels and the dangers that accompany them in an ever shrinking world.
I am grateful.