Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Hanson on Energy Security

Victor Davis Hanson says it's time for the left and right in American politics to meet in the middle and do something about America's energy independence and energy security:

If the left pushed nuclear power and more drilling, and the right pushed more mandatory efficiency standards and alternative fuels, the United States could cut its imports and collapse the world price.

Imagine the dividends to America that transcend even scaling down our trade imbalances. Cash-hungry failed foreign nations would now have fewer resources to aid terrorists like al Qaeda or Hezbollah, or even to fund anti-Western madrassas. The Arab Street would have to blame its own elites for mismanagement rather than Western bogeymen. And it would be far easier to curb weapons of mass destruction if madmen lacked the oil to pay for them.
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2 comments:

Starvid said...

Even if he says smart (smart? Even a 5 year old child understand we need more nuclear power, less oil consumption and less CO2-emissions) things today, Victor Davis Hanson is a total loney. He is a hack and an incompetent and a neocon traitor who dragged the US into Iraq which has costed at least $400 billion, that's right it equals 200 GW new nuclear capacity, minimum.

Aargh.

http://www.exile.ru/2005-July-28/victor_hanson.html

Anonymous said...

I agree that the money devoted to the war in Iraq would have been better spent on building new nuclear power plants in the US. However, liberal leftist enviromental fear-mongering has contributed to the anti-nuclear climate and stymied the growth of this vital industry with excessive government regulation. That left no other choice than reliance on fossil fuels. So if the liberal left wants someone to blame for the war in Iraq, it need look no further than the anti-nuclear fringe element of society that it has catered to for so long long. We have chosen Blood for Oil, Democrats as well as Republicans, but we could have chosen Atoms for Peace. Shame on neo-cons and liberal Deaniacs alike. George Bush has done exactly want we needed and wanted him to do - secure our heroin (I mean oil) needle for us. We are to blame, NOT Prof. Hanson.

Regards,

Paul W. Primavera