Gasoline Mileage = National Security
A group of former national security officials has joined with environmentalists to push for better gas mileage. America’s oil addiction is a serious national security threat. This groups wants Bush to dedicate $1 billion to developing lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles. This organization includes defense and intelligence officials from the past three administrations.
The group also dismisses hydrogen-powered vehicles — which Bush keeps falling back on — since they will take decades to develop. They stress that stricter mileage standards could cut our oil imports in half, and that drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is not a solution.
One member of the group said “It's strange bedfellows but this is actually the real American majority. It's common sense.”
It’s about time. Traditionally, national security has always been the big smokescreen whenever there’s a debate about drilling; anyone who’s against drilling in a national park loves Osama bin Laden and wants to have another 9/11 attack. When the debate shifts to fuel economy, the national security bugaboo suddenly vanishes, and the whole debate gets framed as a bunch of treehuggers threatening America’s Free Enterprise system.
Finally, a little focus. Someone more “credible” than an environmentalist is spelling out the obvious: fuel economy is a national security issue.
The AARP campaign against Social Security “reform” is outspending the White House. If you want to bring 1929 back, sorry, you're being outspent nearly three to one by AARP. Uh oh...
Let's speculate what USA Next will come up with for their next anti-AARP hatchet job. Let’s see — this is kinda fun — picture a group of AARP members attending a black mass, and one of the candles sets the American flag on fire, and then the camera shows some AARP members engaged in some un-Godly, sick, perverted acts with animals while simultaneously ejaculating on the Bible.
Think that's about par for the course? What do you think USA Next has up their sleeve? Anyone care to guess?