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June 26, 2008

Democrats Now Threatening Oil Exploration in Other Countries, Too

Canada is producing a lot of oil from its oil stands, and will produce more and more.

But they won't necessarily sell it to us.

Why? Because Barack Obama and the Democratic twats are pandering to liberal global warming hysterics and environmental jerkoffs by claiming that extracting oil from sand is a a threat to the world.

Here's what Rick George, chief executive of Suncor Energy Inc., Canada's largest single oil sands producer, said this week, reflecting rising frustration with the wave of American anti-oil sands policies:

"We are down to very limited amounts of spare capacity," he said. "Mexico is in very steep decline. The North Sea is in decline. Venezuela is likely to slip from here. There are problems in Nigeria, Russia. The world will absorb this oil one way or the other. If the U. S. doesn't take it, then we will develop other markets."

Borrowing heavily from the rhetoric of the environmental movement, right down to using the pejorative "tar sands" to describe Canada's reserves, mayors from the United States' largest cities adopted a resolution at a meeting in Miami on Monday singling out Western Canada's oil-sands sector as part of a crackdown on fuels that cause global warming.

Yesterday, Mr. Obama vowed to break America's addiction to "dirty, dwindling and dangerously expensive" oil if elected U. S. president -- and he said one of his first targets may well be imports from Canada's oil sands. A senior advisor to Obama's campaign said it's an "open question" whether Alberta's oil sands fit with Obama's vision for shifting the U. S. dramatically away from carbon-intensive fuels.

Certainly with all the zero additional barrels of oil we're producing domestically we can afford to be choosy about our foreign purchases.

One problem with divided government is that there is never truly stark accountability. If liberal policies fail, as they usually do, the liberals claim that they were never given a chance to work, because conservatives watered them down or withheld some particular part of the plan which is now deemed to have been indispensable all along.

It's only a dark fantasy, but I'd dearly love to see Republicans take a "Whatever you say, Hoss" attitude towards all this liberal bullshit. Let's do exactly what the liberals want, and four years from now, after a deep economic depression, we'll take stock and decide whether the liberals' energy plans (which, as far as I can tell, rely upon purchasing some Magic Beans) have worked.

Via Instapundit, who's beginning to wonder about The Chosen One's ability to improve our strained relationships with key allies.


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