February 2, 2006

More Fun from W!

Posted in Politics at 10:53 am by antonello

From Knight Ridder today:

WASHINGTON – One day after President Bush vowed to reduce America’s dependence on Middle East oil by cutting imports from there 75 percent by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said Wednesday that the president didn’t mean it literally.

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.

Basically it comes down to the fact that because oil is imported through companies, the US cannot guarantee where a particular private firm is going is going to import its oil from. Proof is the pudding. Will there be money to back up W’s energetic promises? Does money even matter? As a friend pointed out this morning:

“His whole energy policy is unmitigated bullshit. and not the kind of bullshit you can put in an anaerobic digester, break down, and harvest the methane to produce affordable electricity for america’s rural communities.”

1 Comment »

  1. So, He gets to say whatever he wants on the big televised show that most people will try to watch and then later on the administration can say at a low key low viewer event, “Oh, what he really meant to say was …” I am so ready for this administration to get out of the White House…..


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