On Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office regarding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. During his address to the nation Obama said,

"But make no mistake. We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long as it takes."

But the facts do not support Obama's statement that he has done "everything" he can.

  1. Obama has refused to sign an executive order to waive the Jones Act that would allow ships and crews from other countries to enter the Gulf and help in the clean up effort.
  2. Obama has refused Canada’s offer of 3,000 meters of containment boom.
  3. Obama has refused three sets of COSEQ sweeping arms from the Dutch.
  4. Obama has refused Mexico’s offer of two skimmers and 4200 meters of boom.
  5. Obama has refused Norway’s offer of 8 skimming systems.

    (The above was taken from: "The Jones Act Slowing Oil Spill Cleanup" by Brian Wilson of FoxNews.)

So when Obama says "We will fight this spill with everything we've got", that means "everything" except waive the Jones Act.

So it's not true that Obama is doing "everything", which means Obama lies about "everything".

© 2010, VoiceWind. . .Greg Loveless. All rights reserved.

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