Wednesday, September 03, 2003
I should have read the speech before blogging the article about it. Looks to me like Kerry is on the mark: Text: Kerry Announces Presidential Bid (washingtonpost.com): "But the threats today don't just come from gun barrels, they come also from oil barrels. The dollars we spend at the pump can too easily fund the terrorists who seek to destroy us. America will only be stronger if we never have to send our sons and daughters into battle for oil half a world away. We have to disarm that danger by making America independent of Mideast oil within the next 10 years. I know that the auto industry has political muscle, but we're in a time of war and everyone should contribute to the cause. In World War II, Detroit was the arsenal of democracy. Today, they need to raise their gas mileage and build the vehicles of the future that use clean, renewable energy like ethanol; they need to help move America to energy independence. "