Oh my. Say it isn't so. There's an oil spill in the Gulf? How could this have happened? Surely these giant oil companies, who have raked in record profits in recent years have at least spent some money addressing safety issues and making needed repairs. What's that? They haven't spent money on those important things? How much you want to bet BP reports massive profits even in the wake of the largest oil spill in US history? And then when it comes to pay damages to those affected by this disaster, they will claim they can't afford to pay.
And one more thing to ponder...how much does Halliburton stand to make from all of this.