In dealing with the oil leak we have become no different than other third world nations exploited by a multi-national corporation. It is appalling that the United States is being dictated to by BP, a British company. Why can't we move to seize the assets of this company? Why can't we force them to clean up this mess? Why is our regulatory agency so corrupt? Why, why, why. The more questions you ask the more we appear to be a corrupt third world nation. I suppose the difference is that we don't have an authoritative government.