Dear Mr. President:
The only difference when it comes to Big Oil and drilling in general is if we are serious about a clean energy future or we are not.
I am sure you feel deceived by the oil industry, they said they had a plan and they clearly did not, I mean they had a paper that said they did but in practice there were no contingency measures that worked and the technology used to solve this problem is no better than they had during Exxon Valdez decades ago.
If you are thinking that offshore drilling can be done safely and without risk you are bound to repeat the same mistake again. The only solution sometimes is to admit that there is no good answer to a problem and move to something else, something better.
Keep promoting clean energy jobs, train people in construction of energy efficient homes, buildings, appliances, cars, there are so many things and so much good technology, like you said we need our future to be one of clean energy, but like my favorite phrase "The Future Is Now" why leave that till sometime in the future? Just do it now.
If your critics start telling you that what you are doing is the wrong thing for America then just show them this heart breaking pictures:
Do you think those birds can tell the difference between shallow and deep water offshore drilling? All they know is there was a day they were not covered in oil and they wish their nightmare was over.
Mr. President, the only way YOU WILL BE BLAMED for this mess is if you do not do what you said you will do and that is PUSH a bill thru Congress that gives America a CLEAN energy future. Let the people who were chanting "Drill Baby Drill" explain themselves to the American people, do not under any circumstance try to VALIDATE their FAILED approach by endorsing any kind of drilling. Let BP and their Big Oil buddies take their equipment somewhere else and pollute some other country. The only thing we need for them is to PAY for the damage they already caused, and in that you need to be RELENTLESS.
No other private company should be allowed EVER AGAIN to pollute any part of the United States, you were elected to defend the citizens of the United States of America, that's your highest calling, so when your critics tell you they are right and you are wrong you tell them just that.
You have to tell Americans President Obama that this is a war, it's a war against energy sources like fossil fuels that cause climate change to occur causing our planet great harm. The damage caused by the oil some of it we can see but most of it we will never know, entire species have already been wiped out from the gulf, some of those ecosystems will never come back in decades if they ever do at all, some have been lost forever, this is a tragedy of unimaginable proportions and we need a leader who will keep steering the ship in the right direction, we need to go forward not backwards.
This is a battle YOU WILL WIN, because the American people is on your side President Obama, DO NOT BACK DOWN not an inch, you promised Americans CHANGE from the policies of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush, we had a lot of HOPE then and we still have it now, DO NOT LET US DOWN, we are with you all the way.
Thanks. Have a nice day and may god keep blessing you and your wonderful family everyday.