U.S. President Obama addresses the nation from the White House in Washington

 
U.S. President Obama addresses the nation from the White House in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after addressing the nation about the BP oil spill from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington June 15, 2010. Obama vowed on Tuesday to compel BP Plc to pay damages for its "recklessness" in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and sought to harness public outrage over the disaster into support for his bid to cut U.S. dependence on fossil fuels. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER POLITICS ENERGY BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)