Some commentators were miffed by the Dredd Blog post Obama Doubles Down On Propaganda because we pointed out that President Obama indicated that when BP and the federal government were done with the Gulf of Mexico it would be better than it ever had been.
He repeated it again yesterday from the Gulf, indicating that "we" would return to normal and things would be better than ever.
Bullsh*t, that is not the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Instead, that is lame bloviating by an amateur who recently exposed his technological naivete by bloviating about how good the technology for oil drilling is now, making it safe for all things, and urging us all to believe that catastrophic oil spills were a thing of the past (that was 3 weeks before Deepwater Horizon exploded, sank, and created an oil volcano).
It is worthy to note that his words were a mirror of statements that had been made by Bush II when he also lifted the administrative ban on new deep water offshore drilling leases.
President Obama seems to have a dearth of his own democratic speech writers, so he is resorting to cut and paste from old neoCon dogma and doctrine it would seem.
So now, as we pointed out in From State Secrets To State Propaganda, Obama is becoming a natural propagandist embarrassed by his own folly, and fenced in by his conflicts of interest.
It will not work, because each year we will remember these words and compare the actual destruction of habitat to his destruction of the applicable facts of reality. (Spicing up one of the the other debacles, "minerals just found in Afghanistan" propaganda is belied by old reports of the same data.)
Why bring the extinction of civilization closer when you can stave it off if you try?