Well it isn’t really, but he really said it.
Strong contender for the most effed up quote ever, via Grist:
“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.”
— Tony Hayward, CEO of British Petroleum
One wonders how Mr. Hayward would categorize the number of dead fish, the destroyed wetlands, the lost jobs in the fishing industry, the lost tourism…oh never mind.
Can we say delusional? Memo to Mr. Hayward: Jail cells aren’t all that big either.