It seems you can’t go more than two or three days without a new story coming out that advocates blowing-up the oil leak thousands of feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
Former President Bill Clinton is the latest high profile leader to mention the prospect of blowing-up the oil leak.
“Unless we send the Navy down deep to blow-up the well and cover the leak with piles and piles and piles of rock and debris, which may become necessary, and you don’t need to use a nuclear weapon, just blow it up, or we will be dependent on BP.”
On Tuesday morning Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) used Clinton’s comments as ammunition during a spouting match with Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois). A week ago The Hill reported Representative Phil Gingrey (R-Georgia) brought up the idea of "blowing it up" on an Atlanta radio show, saying. “For the life of me, I cant understand why BP can’t go to the ocean floor, drill a few holes and put a little ammonium nitrate, some dynamite, in those holes and detonate the dynamite and seal the leak."
Clinton’s remarks technically were made a few days ago and are just making waves in America now. So, by my count, another high profile endorsement for blowing it up is due either tomorrow or Friday.