What does it take to push the Gulf Oil disaster off the front pages? Sara Ferguson is what it takes; a second tier ex-princess selling access on video. (Not cheap either.)
The Gulf oil has apparently begun to bore. NOAA isn’t bored; they’re devoting huge resources and run a valuable ‘breaking news’ service on their website.
From the Associated Press yesterday, via NOAA:
Cleaning oil-soaked wetlands may be impossible, scientists say
The gooey oil washing into the maze of marshes along the Gulf Coast could prove impossible to remove, leaving a toxic stew lethal to fish and wildlife, government officials and independent scientists said.
Officials are considering some drastic and risky solutions: They could set the wetlands on fire or flood areas in hopes of floating out the oil.
But they warn an aggressive cleanup could ruin the marshes and do more harm than good. The only viable option for many impacted areas is to do nothing and let nature break down the spill.
Amongst the troops in Afghanistan, there must be many from the Gulf region. I wonder do they devote time to philosophical examination of which is the real existential threat to our nation: a devastating economic and environmental disaster endangering three American States, or the ongoing escalation of blood and treasure in our new Vietnam. Do they ever wonder just exactly what it means to ‘keep America safe’?
Probably not, because they’re otherwise engaged the the 228th day of the ninth year of the War in Afghanistan.