I understand that you were not stating unequivocally that it wasn't their fault, and so I apologize for stating it that way. It does matter. The results of a criminal conspiracy between government employees and BP employees to defraud the government and circumvent federal law does not constitute valid government approval. A company cannot legitimately buy its way out of compliance with regulations through personal funds to individuals--the exemptions from compliance provided by those individuals in violation of their official duties to uphold the law granted solely for personal gain and as the result of criminal enterprise do not constitute legitimate government action. Furthermore, from the last few days of testimony as to what actually occurred on the rig leading up to the explosion, several of the directives of BP overseers on the rig in the wake of emergent safety issues were not even in compliance with their own "approved" security protocol.