Friday, May 28, 2010

Obama's Oil Spill

Tough to feel sorry for Teh One after he said he would roll back the oceans (or some such bullshit) during the 2008 campaign. Charles Krauthammer's column points out this inconvenient fact, plus the fact that we drill in iffy places because environmentalists won't let us drill anywhere else.

I've been told we had 30 years to get off oil, but practically speaking, there's never been a replacement for all the things we use petroleum for, not the least of which is fuel. The risks vs. rewards has been substantially weighted in oil's favor, and until the renewable sources folks can pony up something comparable, we'll continue seeking oil anywhere we can.