‘Ridiculous finger-pointing’ or ‘systemic failure’ … it’s in the eye of the beholder, I guess.

Last week, President Obama lambasted BP, TransOcean and Halliburton for “ridiculous finger-pointing” that he “didn’t appreciate”.

Ridiculous finger-pointing ? 


So, the President points his finger at, well, finger-pointers.  That in itself is funny, isn’t it ?

From a guy who then went to a fundraising event where he proceeded to point his finger (again) at Pres. Bush for everything except the Bubonic Plague.

From a guy whose department heads in State, Homeland Security, NSA, CIA, FBI all pointed their fingers at the others – to duck blame for the Xmas underwear bomber.

In that case, the finger pointing was legitimized as characterizing a “systemic failure”. 

Translation: it was nobody’s responsibility – certainly not the President’s.

Why didn’t BP, TransOcean and Halliburton just claim the oil well blast & leak was simply a systemic failure ?  Then, maybe, the President wouldn’t have pointed his finger at them for finger pointing !

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