Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thomas L. Friedman: Mr. Bush, Lead or Leave!

Bush declared that America was “addicted to oil,” and, by gosh, he was going to do something about it. Well, now he has. The new Bush energy plan: “Get more addicted to oil.” It’s as if our addict-in-chief is saying to us: “C’mon guys, you know you want a little more of the good stuff. One more hit, baby. Just one more toke on the ole oil pipe."

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Anonymous said...

Americans are addicted to oil. Until we all enter a rehab program, the addiction will only grow worse. In Europe, people walk more, ride scooters and drive those cute little "smart" cars. I think that is smart!

Dana said...

The problem isn't just the physical dependence on oil - we have an economic independence on oil as well. Our economy, our infrastructure, will all take a hit when we finally get serious about moving away from oil.