Monday, April 09, 2007

Conservatives against oil

It's hard to judge the significance of one opinion piece, but Oliver North has used his most recent column for Fox News to call for a massive national effort to eliminate oil dependency:

Between 1942 and 1945, the U.S. launched the Manhattan Project to build a bomb that would end World War II. At the time, it was the largest, most expensive scientific and engineering project ever undertaken — costing about $2 billion — roughly $20 billion in today’s dollars. To stop hostage taking as an instrument of Iranian state policy requires freeing the world from bondage to oil. A “Manhattan Project” to develop an alternative energy source would make appeasing radical Islamic hostage holders unnecessary.

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