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Blindsided: Oil and Our Own Worst Enemy

Warum76 Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 10:34 PM
"For many decades, oil has been our national addiction." Why do you/we can an energy source that is abundant and efficient an "addiction"? Oil is great at what it does - produce lots of energy from a relatively small amount used. Kudos to oil, and coal too.

The West, particularly the U.S., is facing a formidable enemy in radical Islam. But sometimes, we are our own worst enemy.

It seems our leaders’ decisions, and our national will, sometimes oppose our best interests.

The most egregious case in recent days was President Obama’s hot mic incident. Last Monday, Obama was overheard asking Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for “space” on the contested issue of the missile defense. After he wins re-election, Obama implied, he would offer the Russians “more flexibility” in negotiations. Presumably, once he’s elected for the final time, he won’t be accountable to the American people and...