Reagan: Well....there you go again..... being logical and all.... next
thing you'll want to know is "what came first the oil or the well" uh... I
mean the chicken or the egg.... no, I mean Exxon or Shell.... no, I mean...
The problem is that people always want it both ways. Fact is, oil was NOT
the only reason for the war. The hurricane is NOT the only reason the prices
are high. The prices are high because people are greedy and wasteful and the
government holds no one accountable, mainly because they are in it up to the
hilt. And that's ALL of them, from Teddy to Codolesa.
Right. In fact is is logical to refine crude oil near the point of
origin, before shipping, especially if the point of origin has lower
labor and environmental costs, compared to US based refineries.
No, but it is difficult to guess to which troop deployment strategy
will get the oil flowing for freely the quickest. IMHO we need to win
the war in Afghanistan (and where ever) against organized terrorism...
As noted above, I'm not sure we have a refinery capacity problem, in
the long run.
It's not just about oil, or even WMD. Bush just wanted to finish the
job his daddy started.
What makes you think that we went to war to *lower* oil prices?
I'd imagine that the representatives from the fine state of
Halliburton might object to a policy like that....
- Rick "You can't out-cynical reality" Dickinson
"Has anyone got a reference cynic? I think I need to
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