Wednesday, June 25, 2008

John McCain States the Obvious

CNN: "When we buy foreign oil, we are enriching some of our worst enemies," he said in Las Vegas, Nevada.

McCain said if he were to become president, he would put the country "on a course to energy security."

"Three decades of partisan paralysis on energy security is enough. Since I am not president, I cannot say the buck stops here -- but I will say that it must stop now," he said.

Uh, yeah.
Dependence on foreign oil makes us vulnerable. So why was McCain so hep on the Iraq war, the war for oil? Why didn't Bush, McCain and the republicans push an energy independence agenda? Oh, that's right. We thought we could just exercise our might and simply take the oil that we need. Now it seems it's not that simple anymore.

Of course, John McCain's pushing his domestic drilling idea that virtually every economist says is bogus. Even his supporter, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is opposed to it.

Drilling domestically would no way, no how make us safer. It wouldn't lessen our dependence on foreign oil and it wouldn't lower gas prices.

He's also pushing nuclear power energy without a plan to safely store spent fuel rods. The rest of his energy policy is a mish mash of reaction to Obama's policy. Obama is ahead of the curve on this one.