We've all been hearing about the massive BP Oil spill in the gulf of Mexico. I think we can all agree that this is a massive, human induced, disaster that we should try to contain as soon as possible. What I want to address is how politicians, especially Obama, are handling this crisis. I think that Barack Obama is being very immature in his dealing with it, trying to pass blame (that wasn't even his) onto other people and reiterate the British roots of the company. I also think that his "kicking ass" attitude is entirely inappropriate. BP has the same number of American owners as British and there are twice as many American employees compared to British. On top of this I don't see why BP should be prosecuted when the number of American chemical disasters and numerous oil spills have had almost no long-term, negative side effect. Not to mention BP contribute 1 in every 6 pounds to British pensioners and Barack Obama's influence is already cutting that. What people seem to have done is add to the negative repercussions of this event rather than try to prevent any more damage. The point of this post is to start a discussion about how you would approach this disaster and what you think is being done wrong or right as well as to get an American view of the disaster.