There were many interesting observations in Harvey H. Jackson's recent column with its 20 questions. Most interesting to me was how he could miss a "little-bitty" Dutch company called Royal Dutch Shell when there are more than a dozen of the spiffy little yellow-and-red trimed logos at gas stations around Calhoun County.
Shell has been doing offshore drilling for decades in the much more treacherous waters of the North Sea, which is off the coast of where else? Little-bitty Holland. But to his credit, Jackson's prior question was squarely to the point of why President Obama did not waive the Jones Act and accept the help of the Dutch, who know a thing or two about oil spills.
For that matter, there are plenty more experienced players amongst the Persian Gulf states who have had to deal with their own "oops" events over the last 30 years. Time to admit it, President Obama: American technology is unfortunately no longer the only game in town, and it's foolish to not accept help from abroad.