The Coast Guard is working to try to clean up a roughly 2,100 square-mile oil slick in the gulf of Mexico caused by a deep sea oil drilling operation. That means the oil slick is now covering more surface area than 31 different sovereign nations, and could possibly grow even larger. As we watch a now burning glob of crude oil larger than many small nations head to our shoreline, I would like everyone to join with me in a chant of “Drill, Baby, Drill.”

(Via WorldAtlas.com)

Rank Country Size (Sq Miles)
1 Vatican City 0.44
2 Monaco 0.77
3 Nauru 8.11
4 Tuvalu 10.04
5 San Marino 23.55
6 Liechtenstein 61.78
7 Marshall Islands 69.88
8 Saint Kitts & Nevis 100.77
9 Maldives 115.83
10 Malta 122.01
11 Grenada 132.82
12 St. Vincent & the Grenadines 150.19
13 Barbados 166.41
14 Antigua & Barbuda 171.04
15 Seychelles 175.68
16 Palau 176.83
17 Andorra 180.7
18 Saint Lucia 237.84
19 Bahrain 256.76
20 Singapore 267.57
21 Micronesia 271.04
22 Tonga 288.8
23 Dominica 291.12
24 Kiribati 313.13
25 Sao Tome & Principe 386.49
26 Mauritius 787.65
27 Comoros 837.84
28 Luxembourg 998.46
29 Samoa 1136.68
30 Cape Verde 1557.15
31 Trinidad & Tobago 1979.93