Actually…there is none. President Bush and Vice President Cheney came into office when oil was around $27 per barrel. Now, neither of them could actually see that oil would go for about 5 times that number towards the end of their terms but they certainly could have done something to ameliorate it long before we got to this point. I can still remember Cheney’s words back in 2001: “Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy.” And here we are Mr. President and Mr. Vice President…your wonderful energy policy — which, not surprisingly has provided a great deal of wealth to the oil companies (or oil service companies) that you used to work for but has also greatly enriched the OPEC cartel — specifically the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, the Iranians and the Venezualens. Hmmm…let’s see…the Iranian government would like nothing more than to a) see America crumble and b) kill all the Jews in the world; the Venezualens would like nothing more than to a) see America crumble; and the Saudis and the Kuwaitis, ostensibly our “friends” are quite content to let things be the way they are. Good going Mr. President and Vice President. You have single handedly done more damage to the United States than any previous executive team in the past. And worse yet…you’re leaving the mess to someone else to clean up. You two will go down in history as the worst, if not THE worst administration in the history of this great nation.

WAKE UP AMERICA! It’s long PAST time to start getting off the Arab and OPEC breast and to make ourselves energy independent. We are so weak right now that the rest of the world scoffs at us. We must stop selling ourselves to our enemies. Our top priority right now should be to rebuild our domestic energy capacity and technology — and not have it based on the old concept of oil — that just encourages and enriches those that would love to see us fade into the fog of history — we must make our Manhattan Project of today the development of and deployment of clean, renewable, and affordable energy that can be domestically produced so that we NEVER go back to being reliant on a foreign state or an outside organization for our energy. It’s such a shame that neither the President nor the Vice President (nor Congress for that matter) had the foresight in 2001 to see that this was the most important project of the day.

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