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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

US on the Verge of Energy Breakthrough

MILWAUKEE (AP) - 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.

He said, tongue in cheek.

What better threat to Iran than to force them to look at their futures without the sale of oil? I suspect these breakthroughs are the same ones that have been going on since the 70's. Energy sources that, in the end, are more expensive than just continuing to use oil. However, oil sources cost 'hidden' dollars. re Military dollars in a big way.
Imagine though that you are in charge of Iran or Saudi Arabia and the US President says that soon, very soon, we'll be energy independant. (insert evil laugh here) Brilliant.