So, what you're saying is that the technology to stop this is out there, but there's a conspiracy between President Obama and BP (and every single other oil company who has this technology) to let this go on just so he can have a crisis, upon which he could further some sort of antiAmerican agenda? Wow! Just, wow! *edit* And what does BP get out of it? The privilege of forking over billions of dollars, halting new deep water drilling, and currently being the most reviled corporation on the planet? *edit* I understand perfectly well what the mind-set of BP was, and I'm in total agreement that the market cannot regulate industry; however, that's not what you are talking about. You said, "Is this why Obama allowed the oil to gush unimpeded for one full month, to MAKE IT the biggest oil spill in history just to give himself the justification for these draconian actions?" Even IF Obama "allowed" the oil to gush, once that oil is gushing, after BP took their miscalculated risks and lost, what would be their incentive to let it keep on gushing? I asked if you believed that the technology to stop it was out there, and you said yes. So if the technology is there for BP to stop the well from gushing, what's stopping them? What do they get out of a good crisis?