Yes, HuffPo and my A-list “betters” have thoroughly covered McBush’s latest gaffe about the matter of our troops returning from Iraq as “not too important,” including here. But I wanted to note another utterance from the Repug
Record high prices for gasoline probably won't drop before the November election, Republican John McCain said Wednesday.Robert Scheer of HuffPo has some other observations here concerning the high price of gas…
"I don't think it's going much lower, and it could go higher," McCain said on NBC's "Today Show." "I don't think so, not when you've got a finite supply, basically, and a cartel controlling it."
Bush's deliberate roiling of world politics is the key variable in the run-up of oil prices. No president has been more brilliant in destabilizing the politics of oil-producing countries from Venezuela to Russia and on to the key oil lakes of Iraq and Iran.And of course, no word from McBush on how exactly he plans to break from that dependence and still keep fighting Dubya's Not-So-Excellent Adventure In Iraq (and anyone who doesn't see the connection hasn't been "connecting the dots").
And for an example of a country that has spared itself untold misery by investing in oil as at best a secondary source of energy as opposed to gas, solar and (dare I say it?) nuclear sources, this tells us about Japan, which has learned its lesson from paying too much for petroleum (which must be imported to that country) and achieved greater energy efficiency in the bargain.
(And is McBush stone nuts, people? Hell, yeah!)