Sorry, I have to get this off my chest.
A visitor who has just been in the USA was telling me how angry the Americans are about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Even the President, who came to power on a surge of hope and idealism, is behaving like an ambulance-chasing lawyer of the most despicable kind. Nobody comes out looking good.
I would just like you to cast your mind back to the Bhopal disaster, not very long ago. Four orders of magnitude more people were killed. The American company involved walked away from its responsibility; people have not yet been adequately compensated; and it took more than twenty years to bring anyone to book.