Wednesday, February 01, 2006

What a difference a day makes.

One day after President Bush vowed to reduce America's dependence on Middle East oil by cutting imports from there 75 percent by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said Wednesday that the president didn't mean it literally.

What the president meant, they said in a conference call with reporters, was that alternative fuels could displace an amount of oil imports equivalent to most of what America is expected to import from the Middle East in 2025.

But America still would import oil from the Middle East, because that's where the greatest oil supplies are.
Though, of course, I'm not surprised, neither am I disappointed, for I treasure in my heart the knowledge that soon we'll be sending men to Mars.

Oh, wait.

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