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Olbermann: BP Starting To Sound Like Baghdad Bob

The protestations of foreign oil giant BP about their efforts to contain their cataclysmic oil disaster have become increasingly divorced from reality. “Fishermen, businesses and property owners who have filed damage claims with the company angrily complained of delays, excessive paperwork and skimpy payments that have put them on the verge of going under.” “BP could fire all their contractors,” Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser testified this morning, “because they are doing absolutely nothing but destroying our marsh.” BP’s stock has hit a 14-year low. But BP says it is “is not aware of any reason which justifies this share price movement.” Last night, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann noted that BP’s “evasion in the face of hard evidence” is strongly reminiscent of “another infamous flack” — Saddam Hussein official Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, known popularly as “Baghdad Bob.”

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Featured in the montage are BP CEO Tony Hayward, COO Doug Suttles, and managing director Bob Dudley, the men running the disastrous response to their company’s catastrophe.

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