Stay The Course Only More So
As President Bush calls for more troops in Iraq, many of us find this development to be very troubling.
I found the following article on the BBC:
EU plans 'industrial revolution'
The article is about a new energy policy that is coming out of the European Union. Some highlights:
"In addition to the 20% of all EU energy that should come from renewable power by 2020, 10% of vehicle fuel should come from biofuels, said EU energy chief Andris Piebalgs."
"The EU wants to make these targets to be binding for the first time..."
Imagine if the United States invested the amount of money spent on the Iraq occupation on renewable energy research, development, and implementation. We would be so much closer to energy independence and it could be green energy, renewable, non-toxic. Sometimes the utter futility and short sighted quality of American policy is overwhelming.
We need to remember that the Bush administration is very much about the oil corporations. This alone explains quite a bit about our foreign policy direction.
I came across this on Crooks and Liars
Where they came from
The site will show you exactly where the troops that have died in Iraq came from, the states and the cities.
Anyone interested will find that the overwhelming number of troops killed come from "blue" states and in particular, the urban areas of those "blue" states, places like NYC, Los Angeles, and Philly. Ironic is it not, that the urban centers where the majority of people oppose the Bush administration also supply the troops for his wars.