June 12th, 2010
01:33 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama talks to Cameron about BP, Gulf oil spill

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama sought to ease diplomatic tensions raised by criticism of British oil giant BP by telling Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday that frustrations over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster had nothing to do with national identity.

Filed under: BP • David Cameron • Energy • President Obama
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  1. John from Brooklyn

    Cameron is lucky that the US doesn't seek reparations from the UK via the UN!!!! The only thing worse than the GOP's HOBBLING of the federal governments power to regulate offshore drilling is the UK government's defense of BP's irresponsibility.

    The UK simply needs to take its political lumps on this one...Obama DOESN'T need to ease diplomatic tensions.

    June 12, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  2. T Humiston

    It is amazing that our President AND our Vice President seem to be more interested in playing golf or going to Africa for the World Cup instead of concentrating on the issues at hand. It is part of the break down of this country that they are perpetuating. It's times like this that we REALLY need a time machine!

    June 12, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  3. Dan

    The biggest misconception about this is that BP is trying to stop the oil spill...if they plug the well they lose drilling rights and have to reapply to drill the well again, which they know they wont be approved for. BP doesnt want oil to stop flowing until they have a secondary or "relief" well drilled in august. Hopefully the worthless govt. we put in office will grow a set and step in before the every shore in the gulf is totally ruined

    June 12, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  4. Jewell

    Barack Obama will talk to the Prime Minister David Cameron, as he should...this is only common sense. (Let's only hope he doesn't destroy our relationship with Britian as Regan, Clinton, Bush and our precedding president's have had the wisdom to value and preserve). However, this whinner posing as our current leader should also be talking to the CEO of BP...this also should have been common sense from the very start.

    June 12, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  5. Hammerer

    obama talks. That says it all.

    June 12, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  6. Marie

    Sounds to me as if he's saying 'nothing personal but..'

    June 12, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The British are our allies and it's important that we not be so ignorant to blame the British for BP oils own doing. We need friends not enemies.

    June 12, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. thor

    I see another beer summit in the making.Obama has a way of rubbing our friends the wrong way.He may have to cancel that bid to be president of the world.

    June 12, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |