People never lie to you. You just have to listen to them.
June 5, 2008, 8:35 am
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According to the brilliant George F. Will:

1. ANWR is the size of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Delaware put together. The amount of space that will be used for drilling is 1/6 of the size of Dulles Airport.

2. We haven’t had an oil spill since 1969. Even through Hurricane Katrina, there were no oil spills in the Gulf.

3. Nobody visits ANWR. Really. It’s on the northern coast of Alaska and NOTHING is there. You are not going to visit. You know this. It is a desolate place. It will remain desolate even if we tap into these fuel reserves, and you still won’t visit. Let me be clear: drilling in ANWR will not decimate the reserve. It has not decimated the gulf. Even the dead areas of the gulf are not due to oil drilling, but rather because of nutrient enrichment from fertilizer runoff in the Mississippi watershed (another problem unto itself).

4. There are 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas up there, at least.

The goal of the Muslim world is to defeat the West. They have tried this with no success in the form of suicide bombs and mortar shells. They are now realizing that they can simply drain money from the west in the form of oil prices and that we will be complicit in this tactic because we won’t drill in ANWR or look seriously at upping our nuclear power supply to cheaply charge electric cars.

What will be decimated is the future of this country if we don’t extricate ourselves from the oily grasp of the Saudis. Frankly, I care more about the people of this country than I do about ANWR, and I believe that you do, too. The media is blinding us to the fact that we know that human lives are more important. We need to figure this out. And kicking and screaming over ANWR and nuclear power is exactly the way to let them win.

If you doubt me about the fact that we are literally handing over our cash to enrich the (very very VERY few) oilmen in the Mid-east, look up pictures of Dubai. It is estimated that they have over a 3rd of the world’s cranes there. They are building man-made islands in the shape of palm trees, underwater hotels, and amusement parks that will dwarf Disneyland. They have been doing this in less than 10 years. They are funding this with your hard-earned dollars that you fork over to them every time you fill up the tank with THEIR oil.

It’s not that they hate the American way of life. It’s that they really, REALLY want it for themselves, and hate Americans for having it. That’s not something we can reason them out of. We can’t be diplomatic, because there is nothing we can offer them but our wealth, our lives and our safety. They want to decimate us. They have been nothing but clear about that.

We should probably believe them. And we should definitely tap into ANWR and nuclear power, or they will succeed.


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That’s very scary.

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