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    US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

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    Quote(WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that the U.S. is working out the particulars of the help that's been accepted.

    The identities of all 12 countries and international organizations were not immediately announced. One country was cited in the State Department statement -- Japan, which is providing two high-speed skimmers and fire containment boom.

    More than 30 countries and international organizations have offered to help with the spill. The State Department hasn't indicated why some offers have been accepted and others have not.)


    Not too bad, only 70 days to accept external help. Wonder if this means that the Jones act is temporarily suspended?

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    Re: US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

    Good Question. It took the Bush administration 3 days to temporily suspend the Jones act during Katrina. Bush was highly critisized for the slow response. Here we are on day 71 and the messiah is just now allowing foreign aid.
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    Re: US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

    Umm... aid without organization is no aid at all. See: Haiti Quake
    You cant just let the flood doors open. Theres also probably no contingency to follow for a spill of this type and size hence the slow stupid response from organizations. But of course, obama is merely an inept socialist who you expect to move mountains singlehandedly. I don't see how you're pinning this on him.

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    Re: US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

    This is not the first international help accepted, and this help is not free, we are being charged for it.
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    Re: US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Umm... aid without organization is no aid at all. See: Haiti Quake
    You cant just let the flood doors open. Theres also probably no contingency to follow for a spill of this type and size hence the slow stupid response from organizations. But of course, obama is merely an inept socialist who you expect to move mountains singlehandedly. I don't see how you're pinning this on him.
    Did you blame bush for the slow response to Katrina?
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    Re: US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

    You werent there for the scandalously inept appointees who were busy shopping or screwing around while people were dying?

    Reality is not infantile and tit-for tat.

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    Re: US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This is not the first international help accepted, and this help is not free, we are being charged for it.
    Do not worry, remember the Meessiah said BP will pay.

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    Re: US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

    The whole thing is a f-ing mess. Obama hasn't been steller, but there's plenty of blame to spread around.

    I am disappointed that the Democrats haven't delivered on the environment. They talk pie in the sky cap and trade, climate change, carbon credit flowery speech. But when it comes to nuts and bolts, they haven't delivered. Obama, Bush, I don't see much difference.

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    Re: US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

    Funny how the article is "unfinished" and creates one hell of a bias.

    U.S. Accepts International Help for Gulf Spill - CBS News

    Here is the whole article and it reveals..

    "To be clear, the acceptance of international assistance we announced today did not mean to imply that international help was arriving only now," said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. "In fact, before today, there were 24 foreign vessels operating in the region and nine countries had provided boom, skimmers and other assistance."

    He said as early as May 11, boom arrived from Mexico, Norway and Brazil.
    Hmmm 24 foreign vessels operating in the region.... aint that the criticism from the right that this was not happening?
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    Re: US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Funny how the article is "unfinished" and creates one hell of a bias.

    U.S. Accepts International Help for Gulf Spill - CBS News

    Here is the whole article and it reveals..



    Hmmm 24 foreign vessels operating in the region.... aint that the criticism from the right that this was not happening?
    Don't let facts get in the way of a good ole partisan attack!

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