Carol Platt Liebau: Just FYI

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Just FYI

For the naive, the ignorant or the dangerous among us who don't recognize the national security implications of retreat from Iraq, this is a healthy reminder of why it's a profoundly bad idea to let Iran gain dominance in the Middle East.

Anyone feel like walking 10 miles to work?

3 Comments:

Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

You may like to check out the danger posed by Peak Oil

We're not going to run out of oil soon, but as supply decreases so will the price of oil escalate.

One way the market responds is by using less oil - by walking to work, taking public transport or by people driving more fuel-efficient cars.

Although Peak Oil is an issue that many leftists have taken on board, it is not a "leftist" issue. Many conservatives should seriously consider the dangers posed by gradual oil depletion.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Well it is their oil and they're fixing output in the open unlike Cheney and the Petro CEO's secret meetings. Any descent business person would try to take advantage of Iraq being out of the oil supply market into the foreseeable future.

Given all the money Bush has thrown at Iraq, if it had been used to develop alternative and renewable energy, we'd all be well on our way towards energy independence.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Earth to Carol said, "if it had been used to develop alternative and renewable energy, we'd all be well on our way towards energy independence."

Hey, Conservatives have been saying this for decades even during the clinton era. Let's drill everywhere we can, Anwar, West coast, Gulf of Mexico, etc, and let's take the overburdening restrictions off of the nuclear energy industry. As far as developing new sources of energy, windmills off the coast of Mass. might help. There has never been a restriction on any company from developing renewable energy. Ethanol? Did you know that it takes about an acre of corn to produce enough fuel to run a car for about a week or less. Did you know that? How many acres should we set aside for ethanol production, and are we willing to pay about $3.00 per gallon for that fuel?

6:09 PM  

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