Despite the bravado in his State of the Union address, President Bush actually admitted that his efforts in the Middle East are destined to fail. Here’s what he said: “America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world.” He then unveiled billions of dollars in new subsidies to find an alternative to oil.Read the rest of my latest op-ed, "Bush Speaks Nonsense on Energy," at the website of The Future of Freedom Foundation.
What’s going on here? Haven’t we been told repeatedly that Bush’s policy in the Middle East is going to bring freedom, democracy, and stability to the long-suffering oil states of the region? Why the subtle confession that the policy will fail?
Friday, February 10, 2006
Posted by Sheldon Richman at 5:16 PM