Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Bush's Energy Policy

With the Senate currently debating the Bush Administration's energy policy, it's worth noting the obvious: The policy consists of little more than generating windfall profits for oil producers. Consider Tom Friedman's comment today in the New York Times:

With gasoline prices soaring, and the biggest beneficiaries being the very Arab dictatorships who are tacitly sponsoring the terrorists killing Americans in Iraq, it is blindingly obvious that our country needs a comprehensive strategy for reducing our energy consumption and developing alternative fuel systems. The president has utterly failed in this regard.

Oil is not the only resource that is becoming scarce in the United States. Rationality is in short supply.