No Blood For Oil?
Ummm…I though they kept saying this was is not about oil.
Our leader’s own words from this morning’s presser (emphasis mine):
We can’t tolerate a new terrorist state in the heart of the Middle East, with large oil reserves that could be used to fund its radical ambitions, or used to inflict economic damage on the West.
There are extreme elements that use religion to achieve objectives. And they want us to leave, and they want us to — and they want to topple government. They want to extend an ideological caliphate that is — has no concept of liberty inherent in their beliefs. They want to control oil resources, and they want to plot and plan and attack us again. That’s their objectives. And so — and our strategic objective is to prevent them from doing that. And we’re constantly changing tactics to achieve that objective.
It is conceivable that there will be a world in which radical forms, extreme forms of religion fight each other for influence in the Middle East, in which they’ve got the capacity to use oil as an economic weapon
So, there is going to be a religious war and they will use oil as an economic weapon?
Hmmm, well we can fix that if we work towards energy independancy. After all you said in the 2006 State of The Union:
So tonight, I announce the Advanced Energy Initiative — a 22-percent increase in clean-energy research — at the Department of Energy, to push for breakthroughs in two vital areas. To change how we power our homes and offices, we will invest more in zero-emission coal-fired plants, revolutionary solar and wind technologies, and clean, safe nuclear energy.
We must also change how we power our automobiles. We will increase our research in better batteries for hybrid and electric cars, and in pollution-free cars that run on hydrogen. We’ll also fund additional research in cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn, but from wood chips and stalks, or switch grass. Our goal is to make this new kind of ethanol practical and competitive within six years.
So far all you have done is talk.
Put up or shut up, sir.