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June 17th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Honore: Need to treat spill like WWIII

(CNN) – Lieutenant General Russel Honore, who led the military response to Hurricane Katrina, says we need to treat the Gulf oil spill like "World War III." He joined us on Thursday's American Morning to explain what he thinks needs to be done.


Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. nancy

    What good does it do to come up with any feasible ideas to help with the oil spill, when Admiral Allen and BP (joined at the hip) are shooting down every idea?? Are they going to implement Kevin Costner's machine??

    Neither the Admiral or the BP CEO are getting dirty!!

    June 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  2. Tom Schaltenbrand

    He is on the mark. I was fortunate enough to listen to him speak at the Illinois Public Health Summit. WOW, this is the type of leadership we need.

    June 18, 2010 at 7:55 am |
  3. Kate

    BP CEO is under contract to BP. He is not permitted to say anything against his company or he will be sued and fired. It is only a show congress put on talking to him! But they did accomplish this one thing. It gave the BP CEO an opportunity to send us a chilling message. It is hidden in pages of words. He is warning us of our future. The oil flow
    may not be able to be stopped. The fact that he actually admitted it despite his position with the company is so ominous.... I know now it is as I feared... the oil flow may not be able to be stopped. That is the terror that we must face, and realize and accept.... Only then will willl be able to mobilize our army and navy and marines and airforce. We will need all of them working together to save what we have left.
    Thank you CNN for giving the general the floor.
    I hope Obama is not so insulated by his political enterage that the general's message does not get through to him, because the oil that has desicrated our oceans and shores is as deadly as any foreign invader. It will take the navy and the marines and the airforce to save our shores, what is left of them. BP will not. BP will not. Bp will not. BP will not. BP will not. BP will not. They do not know how. They do not have the will. This is our home, we must do it.

    June 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
  4. SP

    Is it possible for CNN to send General Honore's plan to the White House, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and anyone else in Washington who might listen? No one, except the folks on the coast, "get it" that clean-up is urgent, vital, the most-pressing situation...we can't wait until the well is plugged to save the Gulf! Please, please, PLEASE, Somebody DO SOMETHING!!!!

    June 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  5. ronvan

    Should have put him in charge from the start! I see a man that can take control, organize assets, WITHOUT the political hangups of others!

    June 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  6. Steve

    I agree! Terrorists could not have done a better job of polluting our waters! Lets get a million people on the job and nip it in the bud and stop just talking about it!

    June 17, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  7. Joan

    I love this guy.

    June 17, 2010 at 9:50 am |