BP CEO Tony Hawyard's pronouncements:
"We are going to defend the beaches. We will fix this."
"What they hell have we (BP) done to deserve this?"
"We will only win this if we can win the hearts and minds of the local community."
"It was a bit bumpy to get it going. We made a few little mistakes early on."
"The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume."
"I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to have been very, very modest."
"It's not possible to measure the flow from the leak."
"There aren't any plumes."
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"I want my life back."