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Nixon said the same thing when our OPEC oil dependence was 35%, now it's 60%.
I believe this rah rah poll boosting rhetoric, when I see it in action.
Originally posted by Gazrok
It's kind of like a Cattle Farmer trying to get people to become vegetarians...isn't it???
ENERGY INDEPENDENCE: A 21ST CENTURY IMPERATIVE
Ever since 1970, America's domestic production of oil has been dropping. And ever since, many speeches have been given in Washington about the importance of achieving energy independence. Many of us remember the speeches of Richard Nixon and President Carter in the 1970s and the 1980s.
In 1973, following the formation of OPEC, President Nixon gave a speech to the Nation where he said:
our overall objective ..... can be summed up in one word that best characterizes this Nation and its essential character. The word is ``independence.''
Then again in 1980, President Carter spoke to the Congress at his State of the Union address. In that speech, President Carter said:
Our excessive dependence on foreign oil is a clear and present danger to our Nation's security. The need has never been more urgent. At long last, we must have a clear, comprehensive energy policy for the United States.
Originally posted by sexymon
OPEC should be worried....about not being able to GOUGE the world's pockets anymore. Serves them right. .
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An Opec delegate said: “Comments like that are unrealistic. Everyone knows the world will continue to depend on Middle East imports.”
Edmund Daukoru, Nigeria’s energy minister and president of Opec, said: “We do believe that energy issues cannot be handled in a unilateral way["]
If Bush gets a poll boost from his load of recycled baloney, I'd say the populace is afflicted with Alzhiemers.
[edit on 1-2-2006 by Regenmacher]