Obama’s Oval Office speech: A cowardly cover-up of BP’s crimes

Do you want a short summary of Obama’s speech? It’s business as usual. No one will be held accountable, nothing will be done to prevent something like this from happening again, and those impacted by the spill will get little help.

Obama’s performance was the speech of an individual and a government that are under the thumb of BP and the corporate-financial elite as a whole. It reeked of servility and cowardice before big business and contempt for the public.

Even Robert Reich agrees.