I’ll believe this when I see it, but I’m heartened to see the President actually appearing to take steps toward something I have been advocating for several years, and that should have begun many years ago, as soon as Washington began to receive evidence that the global jihad was being financed by oil money. But of course, it is difficult to find anyone in Washington willing to speak of “jihad,” rather than “terrorism,” even today. From AP, with thanks to JE:
MILWAUKEE – Saying the nation is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that would “startle” most Americans, President Bush on Monday outlined his energy proposals to help wean the country off foreign oil.
Less than half the crude oil used by refineries is produced in the United States, while 60 percent comes from foreign nations, Bush said during the first stop on a two-day trip to talk about energy.
Some of these foreign suppliers have “unstable” governments that have fundamental differences with America, he said.
“It creates a national security issue and we’re held hostage for energy by foreign nations that may not like us,” Bush said.
It’s the one with a “stable” government that professes to “like us” right well that concerns me the most.