Saturday, August 16, 2008
Drilling in ANWR... what they don't want you to know:
Go check out this article at The Discerning Texan. It will open your eyes about drilling in ANWR. And by that, of course, I mean you will be surprised that we haven't started already.
Now, I'll have you know, I am strongly in favor of the development of new and alternative forms of energy, as well as an increased reliance and further maturation of the field of nuclear power.
I also believe it is vital to our country's future security to develop and maintain domestic sources of energy to meet our needs, such that we can stop relying on oil from evil and petty dictators throughout the world. (This includes, but is not limited to: Venezuela, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Canada.) (Not really, Canada, just checking to see if you were paying attention)
I think that a couple of reindeer will have to take a back seat to national security. After all, if the nation isn't secure, neither is its reindeer. How do you think Russia, in our situation, would deal with the wildlife "problem" posed by ANWR drilling?
By invading Alaska with columns of tanks, of course! Can't let those pesky reindeer harass our troops stationed in the break-away province of ANWR, can we?