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June 10th, 2010
12:01 PM ET

Opinion: Obama caves in to media frenzy over BP

Fareed Zakaria | BIO
CNN Anchor, “Fareed Zakaria – GPS”

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Editor's note: Fareed Zakaria is an author and foreign affairs analyst who hosts "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on CNN U.S. on Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET and CNN International at 2 and 10 p.m. Central European Time / 5 p.m. Abu Dhabi / 9 p.m. Hong Kong.

President Obama's stepped-up focus on the Gulf oil disaster and his hardline rhetoric against BP are accomplishing little and risk distracting the White House from other urgent responsibilities, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Obama, responding to critics of the government's handling of the spill, has made a point of emphasizing the time he's devoted to the crisis and has used blunt language to express outrage about it. In an interview with NBC, he said he met with experts "because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick."

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  1. Robert Fisher

    Mr President you shouldn't be mad.. you should be sick for the people
    that were lost and the wildlife we are going lose I know I m.. I didnt know they where drilling out that far maybe we should of.. i never knew the laws are so out of date that there trying to pass udates after this happen. yes we need to get of oil ..no I don't See how at this time ..but maybe No Oil by the year 3000 if we can send a man to the moon we can do this !

    June 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm |

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