The well isn't the only thing broken. It appears that our government is broken when it comes to dealing with a little good sense. The old statement is that the perfect is the enemy of the good. In this case, good would be a helluva lot better than what we got.
If the Dutch oil skimmers available only get 90% of the oil, well, they aren't good enough. We won't settle for anything less than 99.44% pure unicorn dew. And buttercups.