And those are two assertions which you are obviously not concerned to put yourself to the trouble of justifying.
Mr Hayward was possibly a trifle idiotic, or innocent, in his underestimation of the hysteria being whipped up by a media desperate to provide doom scenarios so that anxiety quotients are stretched to the point of necessitating the palliatives its sponsers and paymasters manufacture, or, if manufactured in China, retail.
But essentially he was correct and the White House has not announced its refusal to apologise to him without someone suggesting that it should. Mr Obama's sudden conversion from British
Petroleum to BP tells anybody with the slightest acumen that he regretted his panicky first reaction.
In fact, georgebob had correctly predicted that Nature would take care of most of the oil and he is something of an expert in these matters.
"Where is the oil?" is a question many have been asking recently and it is not in the least idiotic of me to mention these matters and wonder what has been going on in the backrooms.
Your truly idiotic statement could equally apply to anyone who said there was an oil spill in the Gulf at all and then justified it by a claim that the movies were made in underwater tanks and on deserted beaches by a conspiracy of short sellers of BP stock. Much as some claim that the moonwalks took place in a hangar out in the Mohave Desert or that our enemies had weapons of mass destruction ready to drop on us at 30 minutes notice.
By your statement you serve notice that anything you say should be taken with a pinch of salt because only idiots make such statements in front of intelligent audiences.