Arianne and Soyuz continued to fly
Right. I am sorry if you need remembering this, but the US government do not control the rest of the world.
The U.S. government set a moratorium on its own Shuttle flight because of a danger of repeated incident, until they figure out a way to make sure it won't happen. European and Russian governments were welcomed to do the same, but they didn't. I hardly see how it's relevant.
And the comparison is apt. A doctor just botched a hernia operation, so Obama banned all operations. Stupid, but accurate. The damage being caused is through malfeasance, both on the part of BP and BO. But you do not stop Dr Y from operating because Dr X can't sew up a patient.
You just bringing up stupid analogies. This isn't a heart operation, it's an oil spill that caused billions in collateral damages. And it's not just one random doctor that did the dead, but a whole company and sub-contractors that are part of an institutionalised process that proved flawed. It's not merely a case of an incompetent doctor.
If a hospital is proven to have Antihygienic procedures and that a patient dies because of it, it's normal to stop operation at the hospital and empty it to have a clean house in order to 1) change the hospital administrative culture that allowed such problem to occur in the first place and 2) Proceed at the examination of the rest of the hospital so that there are no other accidents.
The oil industry need to do clean house after that one. In the meanwhile, we certainly need to clean the gulf before we see the last of many species.