The information out on the intertubes and coming into my blog is off the chart on both ends.
I have a theory...which is most likely as wrong as John Georges at an OPDEC event...but I pose it anyway.
I think the video feed of the "top kill" we're watching and waiting on is propaganda. I think what we're watching is an attempt to stop "a" leak. I fear the situation may be much, much, much worse than what we're being told.
I think the top kill may be an attempt to put a field goal on the score board and get the crowd back in the game, but we are still multiple touchdowns behind.
Read between the lines on this Obama comment, "It should greatly reduce or eliminate the flow of oil on the sea floor, and if it's not successful there are other approaches that MAY be viable." That is a hedged bet if I've ever seen one...and believe me I've seen hedged bets.
What these guys are suggesting goes a long way to explaining the inconsistencies between the empirical evidence we're seeing and what BP is telling us.
Top Kill may become the new metaphor for Red Herring in a couple of weeks. I'm gonna go out on a limb and start using it asap.