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  • Thursday, February 02, 2006


    Reducing Oil Use by 2025 "Purely an Example"

    This was funny in a sad way. From Democracy Now!:
    Bush Administration Says Mideast Oil Pledge “Purely an Example”
    Just one day after President Bush drew headlines for pledging to reduce the country’s reliance on Middle Eastern oil by 75 percent by the year 2025, two top administration officials said Bush’s promise was not meant literally. In a conference call with reporters, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman told reporters the President was giving “purely an example” when he spoke about making dependency on Middle Eastern oil “a thing of the past." Bodman, speaking alongside Presidential adviser Dan Bartlett, said President Bush really meant that alternative energy could take the place of the amount oil the US is expected to import from the Middle East in 2025. An administration official told Knight Ridder the President used the words “the Middle East” only so he could illustrate the issue in way that "every American sitting out there listening to the speech understands."
    Of course it's just an example. The Prez is only in office for 3 more years. Do you think he will actually initiate far-reaching programs to accomplish this goal? Stop it! I can't laugh any more!

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