Long time lurker...first time poster! I have read all the thoughts on this subject, and while I agree that this is a sad situation, cant we all agree that a multi-million dollar mess in not what anybody wanted. Do you think BP, Exxon, or anybody else wanted this mess. Lets take it as it is, a MISTAKE! Here is the question that I have...why are the execs from BP being interrogated in front of congress while the spill is still a problem? Shouldn't we let the dust settle a little bit before the vipers on capital hill dig their claws in? Lets clean it up first. Who cares whose fault it is! Clean it up! If court is necessary, there will be plenty of time later. That is the problem with this country...it doesnt matter what the problem is, we are only concerned with whose fault it is!