Both. The company hasn't been known as british petroleum for more than ten years. Even if it was called British Petroleum, it wouldn't be Britain's problem.
The fact that someone sells "American Fried Chicken" doesn't mean that America is told off every time someone sells a dodge KFC.
In 1998 BP merged with an Indiana fuel company (known as Amoco, or better yet, remember when it was named the Standard Oil Company?)
So it really is a joint US/British Problem, and finger pointing and name blaming will continue to go on as long as politics is present ... which means forever and a half.
You can get frustrated, you can get angry, but the bottom line is it doesn't matter whether or not the President says something, what matters is what the majority of the EDUCATED AMERICAN PUBLIC believes, and we're not blaming Great Britain for anything.
WE ARE however, blaming BP for this unorganized mess and so called 'response.' As they, much like the political figure heads, are pointing figures, blaming others, and aren't getting anything done. Just yesterday, a robot bumped into an oil cap, and caused yet another leak. Isn't that just great?
However, if you are to blame our President because he is 'African'
This "President" isn't being very presidential with his constant anti-British rhetoric. He would do well to remember were the laws and traditions of America originally came from. But I suppose it doesn't matter, after all, he is African....right???
That really just puts you on the same level with all the other bigoted political lunatics, and members of the KKK.
The American public, and probably the British Public, and heck all of the publics around the world just want to see some action get done, and people to find solutions that work.
But, as long as there's politics, large greedy corporations, and the need to seem powerful, it's not going to happen.
Gulf Spill = HERE WE COME 2012
End of story.