Of course! We all use oil, thus it is our own fault. BP and Chevron, et al. just made an honest mistake...we all make mistakes! I spilled my coffee just this morning. If it wasn't for our use of oil, BP would never have been forced by us to drill for oil, and at such a rapid pace that we didn't allow them time to do it safely or make it profitable enough. I feel really bad for BP. How about we just reword the Republican Party's apology:
We apologize. We do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong it is subject to some sort of political pressure that is -- again, in our words -- amounts to a shakedown. So we apologize.
For whose use did You spill Your coffee, heh? Now, that's the difference. If You brought me some coffee ... well, You'd be excused, because I can be very demanding and putting pressure on coffee-bearers.
Did I mention, that I want "to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong it is subject to some sort of political pressure"?
But if, while we're rewording others' peoples apologies here, the Four Sisters, Justice, Blame, Guilt and Rosemary, would step into our way and asked: "Say, DJ Drood, what are you about to do? Aren't you by the deed you're about to do, wreaking havoc on us and the whole Kosmos? Or do you think it's still possible that the well-ordered Kosmos of Sister Dike still exists and won't totally be broken down, in which Just Cause is subdued to Public Opinion?" What shall we answer, o DJ Drood?