View Full Version : Obama lied...Oh No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11-10-2010, 04:33 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/11/10/ig...ort-moratorium/ (http://hotair.com/archives/2010/11/10/ig-report-shows-obama-wh-rewrote-gulf-spill-report-to-support-moratorium/)

When the Obama White House announced its moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP-Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in April, the administration insisted that they followed the recommendations of its panel of experts. This story blew up when the panel of experts insisted that they had not recommended any kind of blanket moratorium, and that one simply wasn’t necessary to address the deficiencies at MMS that contributed to the catastrophic fire and spill. A new report from the Inspector General probing the White House response accuses the administration of <span style='font-size: 17pt'>rewriting key sections of the report in order to falsely give the impression </span>that the panel had made that recommendation:
<span style='font-size: 17pt'>The White House rewrote crucial sections of an Interior Department report </span>to suggest an independent group of scientists and engineers supported a six-month ban on offshore oil drilling, the Interior inspector general says in a new report.
In the wee hours of the morning of May 27, a staff member to White House energy adviser Carol Browner sent two edited versions of the department report’s executive summary back to Interior. <span style='font-size: 17pt'>The language had been changed </span>to insinuate the seven-member panel of outside experts – who reviewed a draft of various safety recommendations – endorsed the moratorium, according to the IG report obtained by POLITICO.
“The White House edit of the original DOI draft executive summary led to the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer-reviewed by the experts,” the IG report states, without judgment on whether the change was an intentional attempt to mislead the public.

Will the G's and Q's of the world begin a public outcry of "Obama lied!"?

I doubt it!