Getting Advice From BP

Monday, May 24, 2010
As predicted two weeks ago, it was only a matter of time before the disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico would become the new rallying cry for engagement with the Castro regime.

So here comes the Brooking Institution with a "scholarly" report on how to promote "U.S.-Cuba Environmental Cooperation."

What we couldn't predict is that the author of the report would be a retired BP executive who has been advocating for years to drill off Cuba's shores.

Talk about a conflict of interest. Obviously, Brookings is aware of this conflict for they've now conveniently kept the BP part off his bio-line.

That's like asking the Castro regime for advice on human rights.

The fact remains that Cuba has not drilled offshore, and will not be able to drill off shore -- despite years of talk and hype -- due to one reason:

The U.S. embargo makes it economically unfeasible. Period.

However, these "experts" would like for you to believe that lifting the embargo would actually protect Florida's coasts, for American companies would know how to do drill "safely."

If we would have listened to this "advice" years ago, there would have been drilling off Cuba's shores alright -- not to mention a heightened probability for environmental disaster.

And it would have all been courtesy of BP.