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Energy Independence?

Flag of the Marshall Islands

This is the flag that was flying on the Deepwater Horizon that was drilling in Gulf.

Flag of Switzerland

This is the flag of the corporation that owns the Deepwater Horizon.

Flag of the United Kingdom

This is the flag of the corporation that leased the Deepwater Horizon to do the drilling.

How precisely is a British corporation using a Marshall Islands vessel owned by a Swiss corporation to obtain oil that will be sold on the world market assist the energy independence of the United States? The oil will go to the highest bidder and the profits go to a British corporation, so why is the American Gulf Coast expected to put up with the pollution that is caused?

Updated to include Transocean.