Yes, the Americans have a history of double standards and of protecting their own. If a foreign company or person does something that affects Americans then Americans are very quick to throw stones, but if an American company or person does something that affects a foreign country then they're just as quick to close ranks. Although I think what has happened is terrible for the environment and all those poor creatures, I can't find it in me to be very sympathetic towards oil mad Americans. Actually, you might even say it could well be seen as poetic justice. Americans are so in love with oil, now they've got plenty of it! Sorry Yanks, but I can't help but think that. Like I said though, it's absolutely terrible for all that poor wildlife. Obama's been emthasising the word "British" in the name "BP" in his statements to the US public seemingly in an attempt to stir up anti-British feelings.