We shall leave this world as foolish and as wicked as we found it when we arrived.

- Voltaire

Obama Says "Tap Reserves!"

In an effort to help relieve problems with future oil demand, presidential candidate Barack Obama says he now supports drilling into the vast oil reserves in Alaska and off the east and west coasts of the United States! Wait... Wait... Sorry, but...

Sorry, we misunderstood. Doing nothing to help satisfy demand for oil in the long-term, Barack Obama says the United State's Strategic Oil Reserve--the stockpile saved for times of war or natural disaster--should be tapped. No, this will do nothing in the long-term to help this country become energy self-sufficient and he we opposed to this idea a month ago, but now...

We agree with his statement no so long ago:

"I do not believe that we should use this strategic oil reserves at this point," Obama said on July 7th in St Louis, "I have said and in fact supported a congressional resolution that said that we should suspend putting more oil into the strategic oil reserve. But the strategic oil reserve I think has to be reserved for a genuine emergency." [Read]

As prices are falling, he has changed his position:

"Senator Obama has looked at the issue, he recognized that Americans are suffering, that we have a unique situation with rising gas prices," Obama Energy Advisor Elgie Holstein said, "This is one occasions where we really need to look at this strategically and he made the decision that we do need to tap the strategic petroleum reserve"

What is his plan to develop energy independence 20 years down the road? Windmills? Corn? Hot air? (Just kidding, he clearly cannot even plan for a month into the future, how can we expect and long-term observation. Let's be consistent and just lower our expectations of a presidential candidate.)

This is a man who is unable to see a month into the future and we are willing to let him run this country? We don't think much of this country, it would appear. Actually, based on who we have been putting in all offices for some time, the statement is so obvious it was unnecessary.

posted at 19:03:26 on 08/04/08 by clearpolitics - Category: The Cause - [Permalink]

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