Foreign Oil is Here to Stay
From the article:
“What the president meant, they said in a conference call with reporters, was that alternative fuels could displace an amount of oil imports equivalent to most of what America is expected to import from the Middle East in 2025…But America still would import oil from the Middle East, because that’s where the greatest oil supplies are.”
I said that “…I can’t imagine BushCo’s oil buddies letting this kind of thing actually result in lower oil consumption.” The administrations agrees, as stated here:
“He pledged to ‘move beyond a petroleum-based economy and make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past.’ Not exactly, though, it turns out. ‘This was purely an example,’ Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said.”
Wow. I wonder what else was pure example or hypothetical rhetoric in the State of the Union. All of it? That would definitely not be a surprise. We need to keep our eyes and ears open to combat the lies that we are told.