Drill Baby Drill
I was going to write about today being the 65th Anniversary of my dad’s armored division liberating the largest allied P.O.W. camp (http://www.moosburg.org/info/stalag/14theng.html ) and write something inspirational about freedom, “the troops”, etc. but I couldn’t help myself from addressing a more timely topic.
So, with this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico I’d like to ask Sarah Palin, “How is the drill baby drilly thing going for you?” Ten of thousands of gallons of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico every day about to devastate the marine ecology, fishing, tourism, etc.
The bottom line here folks is we need to end our dependence on this drug called oil. We need clean, self sustaining, non-foreign, energy. Buying oil from countries that hate us (arab, venzuela) and drilling offshore with its danger to the environment, fishing, shrimping, tourism, etc. has got to stop. This may be a 50 year plan, be need to kick it into high gear now. Clean, self sustaining energy is THE strategic imperative for our security in the future.
We should put on a carbon tax, and give the money for research and development on alternative fuels. China is doing this because they think in term of 100 year plans, while we can’t think past the next American Idol episode. We are going to get our ass kicked if we don’t wake up.
PS: no global warming debates. I didn’t mention it because even if you don’t believe in it, it doesn’t change any of my points about this being our biggest strategic threat.