WASHINGTON--As the BP oil spill crisis deepens, the Obama White House is calling in top BP officials for a meeting June 16 to discuss how to "stop the leak and contain the damage." The letter was sent to BP Board Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg in London. He was told to send the appropriate officials to meet with senior White House officials. Obama will "participate in a portion of the meeting, BP was told." Obama had said earlier he didn't call the BP brass because he thought they would just tell him what he wanted to hear.
I guess that changed.
The letter--an invitation that BP would find hard to refuse--was sent by National Incident Commander Thad Allen.