An addiction that should be solved in 2 years, not 20!

In President Bush’s State of the Union speech given on January 31, 2006, the President said:

“Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world…Breakthroughs on this and other new technologies will help us reach another great goal: to replace more than 75 percent of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025. (Applause.)”

That is 20 years away!!!

If we said our nation is suffering from an addiction to meth, which it may be, would we be satisfied with somebody saying over the next twenty years we will get three out of four people off of meth? No!

We have a serious problem. Maybe we should stop spending billions on trying to control the Middle East’s oil, and spend billions on creating renewable sources of energy that we can control.

During World War II, the U.S. developed technologies that impacted the next 50 years. Those technologies not only helped to end the war, but helped to create a booming economy. We can do the same during this war.

The only people in the Middle East who want Americans there are the people who need us to help them stay in power. Let’s make sure candidates realize how important of an issue this is. Make it a point to talk to a candidate, and tell them how important it is that we make the switch to renewable energy now, not twenty years from now.