Friday, January 26, 2007

America's Energy Crisis: The Neverending Story

Is there anything more depressing than yet another promise of energy independence in yet another State of the Union address? By my count, 24 of the 34 State of the Union addresses since the oil embargo of 1973 have proposed solutions to our energy problem.

The result? In 1973 we imported 34.8 percent of our oil. Today we import 60.3 percent...

This column by Charles Krauthammer is an excellent answer to the disastrous and increasingly demented energy policy of American politicians. True, the Democrats (in Congress, the MSM, and the judiciary) are largely to blame, having played up radical environmentalism with its pseudo-science, scare tactics, and pantheism. But Republicans have too abjectly caved in on this critical issue, leaving our country's future in grave peril.

I hope President Bush reads this column and thinks about it hard. I also hope it gets a careful reading from those looking to be our next President. (Are you listening, Sam?)