Accountability: To avoid a repeat of the current disaster, it is important apportion responsibility accurately

Here's the inside story of how the administration of Barack Obama failed to crack down on the corruption of the Bush years – and let the world's most dangerous oil company get away with murder: "It's tempting to believe that the Gulf spill, like so many disasters inherited by Obama, was the fault of the Texas oilman who preceded him in office. But, though George W. Bush paved the way for the catastrophe, it was Obama who gave BP the green light to drill. 'Bush owns eight years of the mess,' says Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican from California. 'But after more than a year on the job, [Interior Secretary Ken] Salazar owns it too.'" -- The Spill, The Scandal and the President by Tim Dickinson (Rolling Stone 2010-05-08).

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