Firstly let me say that I'm not much of a political one, yet the politics forum is the correct destination for this type of discussion. My reason for starting this thread is not to get into a spat about the US versus the UK, but merely to gauge reactions from other members. Times Online - Obama feels the heat from BP backlash. Now personally, for me, I think this is quite astounding. Great business and political minds in the UK have all of a sudden thrown their hands up in outrage regarding this issue. As I am seeing it, this is nothing to do with Britain and absolutely everything to do with BP. People saying that President Obama was coming down on the UK in general is, in my opinion, absurd. If BP was, for example SP (Spanish Petroleum) then I would expect the exact same level of criticism for their handling of the situation. I think it's very petty of some of these UK folks to try and spin this as a personal attack -- it's nothing personal, it's business. How do you feel about this? I personally think it's remarkable that British people are getting their knickers in a twist because Obama has (rightly) called out the bigwigs responsible for this disaster.