After spewing a million plus gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing eruption of a leak that continues largely unmitigated; pouring a few hundred thousand gallons of toxic, carcinogenic “dispersant” that has never been tested for anything like this magnitude at anything like this depth; LYING to the press and the government about the size of the spill; refusing to permit the media to film the impact of their malfeasance under threat of arrest, BP CEO Tony Hayward (hereinafter referred to as Fuckwit Cunt Bastard) said:
I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to be very, very modest. It is impossible to say and we will mount, as part of the aftermath, a very detailed environmental assessment as we go forward. We’re going to do that with some of the science institutions in the U.S. But everything we can see at the moment suggests that the overall environmental impact of this will be very, very modest.
One wonders just what it would take…what scale of industrial disaster might have to occur for Fuckwit Cunt Bastard to actually SAY, “This is huge. It is a monstrous, uncontainable, carcinogenic plume of toxins that will destroy the American coastline all the way to Maine and from which the coastal waters and those who depend on them for their livelihood will never recover.”
Oh…that’s what he MEANT by modest.
UPDATE: It occurs to me exactly what it would take for Fuckwit Cunt Bastard to admit that life as we know it has changed forever.
It would have to be demonstrably someone else’s fault instead of largely his.