Giving Up on the Oil Spill is a Choice

According to
The public anger and frustration over the spill poses a major domestic challenge for Obama, who has been forced to admit publicly that the U.S. government and military do not have the technology to plug the leaking well and must leave this to BP and its private industry partners.
Say what now?  "Do not have the technology"? This is patently incorrect: the technology is available to the government.  They should just admit that they prefer a continued spill and ensuing environmental disaster to the uncertainty surrounding a targeted nuclear blast on the ocean floor.