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Ditherer-in-chief makes a decision on international assistance...

... and it only took him two months, one week and three days to do it:

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.

You'd think that accepting assistance would be a skill gleaned from all those years of community organizing.

You'd be wrong.


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Pelosi probably told him to... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Pelosi probably told him to do this or else. Obama wouldn't have waited this long if he was capable of rational, independent thought.

Barry organized resistance.... (Below threshold)
914:

Barry organized resistance. Not assistance. He is starting to grovel for November's sake.

Well now we know how long i... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Well now we know how long it takes Barry to make a decision when he focuses "laser-like" on a problem.

Our wonderful EPA has also been on the cutting edge of getting in the way of any meaningful accomplishments as well.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/06/29/finally-feds-to-accept-help-from-12-countries-in-dealing-with-oil-spill/

Cracker-jack AP reporter Ja... (Below threshold)

Cracker-jack AP reporter Jack Wiley Dithers has been on the case.

http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
[For a light hearted take on our present peril]

Don't forget the decision-m... (Below threshold)
apb:

Don't forget the decision-making from the numb-nuts in charge of the Coast Guard and Fish & Wildlife. The whole gummint has lost their collective minds...

And I bet it will be the en... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

And I bet it will be the end of July before any assistance actually begins.

When it does, it will be shut down by one of any Comrade Hussein's acronym bureaucracy for some idiotic reason like life jackets being the wrong shade of orange or a skimmer dumping its holding tank (toilet) at sea.

Either way, it won't make much of a difference. The oil is make its way on shore and in the wetlands right on schedule according to Barry's "never let a crisis go to waste" plans.

"Barry organized resistance... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"Barry organized resistance. Not assistance. He is starting to grovel for November's sake."

Well that's just it isn't it? Barry's experience is entirely on how to stop things from happening, how to delay and postpone action as long as possible. We have missed that he is simply employing his life experience to his presidency. The only thing he knows is how to organize people to create stasis.

▼ June (6) "BREAKIN... (Below threshold)
914:

▼ June (6)
"BREAKING NEWS - PRESIDENT TO HOLD JULY 4th PICNIC ..."


To celebrate 76 day's of non intervention..

I keep praying that no ter... (Below threshold)
mf:

I keep praying that no terrorism or further other crisis occurs. I dont trust Obama to do his job -- it is obvious that he will not be there for the US citizens when we need him the most. We the People will prevail and continue to assist each other despite this embarassing administration.

I would really love for som... (Below threshold)
Wordygirl:

I would really love for someone to post an article or some authoritative information on this issue. On June 23rd, Factcheck.org (I know, I know, but I just happened to have followed a link there on another issue) had the following Q & A:

Q: Did Obama turn down foreign offers of assistance in cleaning up the Gulf oil spill? Did he refuse to waive Jones Act restrictions on foreign-flag vessels?

A: No to both questions. So far, five offers have been accepted and only one offer has been rejected. Fifteen foreign-flag vessels are working on the cleanup, and none required a waiver.

There is of course a very detailed full answer too big to reprint here, but someone's not telling the truth here. Anyone have any further information???

"Pelosi probably told hi... (Below threshold)
914:

"Pelosi probably told him to do this or else. Obama wouldn't have waited this long if he was capable of rational, independent thought."


I dont think blinky is either. More likely just a circlejerk of unicorn pumpers from a long ago woodstock acid trip.

Should be 'Disaaster in chi... (Below threshold)
914:

Should be 'Disaaster in chief' Rick, just sayin.

Anyone else notice the plume of oil er? Ejaculating from the gulf floor seems to be getting wider by the hour?? Either the hurricane is tugging her sideways or Barry's mistress is ready to blow?? Look at the latest pictures and weep. There is no stopping this thing.

No doubt the MSM will be ca... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

No doubt the MSM will be calling this decision
as "brilliant". Chrissy will tell us that
Obama deserves Mt. Rushmore......no......
MT. OLYMPUS!

I googled the following str... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I googled the following string of words at the same time.

inept inexperienced clueless socialist

Every entry on the first page was about Obama.

I added communist and 9 out of the 10 was about Obama. The other was about Chavez.

You'd think that accepti... (Below threshold)
914:

You'd think that accepting assistance would be a skill gleaned from all those years of community organizing."


Maybe Barry was promised the whole shebang in a baptist church somewheres and just forgot that its better to give than to recieve.

At least he did not dither ... (Below threshold)
Stan:

At least he did not dither 90 days like he did when General McChrystal requested more troops for Afghanistan. That alone should have shown how incompetent the "Walks On Water" Administration really is.

Factcheck.org degenerated i... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Factcheck.org degenerated into an Obama cover group in 2007-08, and are generally unreliable on anything which concerns their Messiah.

WordyGirl - "I would ... (Below threshold)
Marc:

WordyGirl - "I would really love for someone to post an article or some authoritative information on this issue."

The Jones Act isn't the problem.... Extreme incompetitence is the problem.

WordyGirl and Marc,<p... (Below threshold)
olhardhead:

WordyGirl and Marc,

Yup! Extreme incompetence indeedey deedy doo!!

http://thehayride.com/2010/06/the-top-seven-examples-of-federal-idiocy-in-the-gulf-oil-spill-saga/#more-4270

Remember in November!
ol'

President Obama's oil spill... (Below threshold)
kevino:
Crikey - that's two decisio... (Below threshold)

Crikey - that's two decisions in as many weeks! The Chicago Lad is growing some cojones!

Marc and Olhardhead,<... (Below threshold)
Wordygirl:

Marc and Olhardhead,

Thanks for the links. Good information.




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