Talk about timing: Back in the end of March 2010, President Obama said that we should open up more drilling off the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska… And then there were no less than three catastrophes:
- The West Virginia mine explosion which claimed 29 lives
- The Gulf oil explosion which killed 11 and continues to cause extraordinary environmental damage
- Two souls are lost after a Kentucky mine roof collapse
Juxtapose the above with the recent announcement that for the first time, the United States is giving the “green light” to a controversial offshore wind farm, and President Obama is caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. To make matters worse, the very liberal POTUS has had the gumption to suggest that we move forward with nuclear power – a move that further flies in the face of “Left Wing Agenda”.
Given all this, Barack Obama faces one terrible fact – our foreign sources of oil are terribly unstable and/or just downright hate us. Here are three of the five countries from which we import oil in order of amount:
- Mexico (second only to Canada)
- Venezuela (third overall)
- Saudi Arabia (fifth overall)
Ouch. But hold on. There’s even more happy happy: Take a look at just the short-term future projections for energy cost… Double ouch.
Quite simply, President Barack Obama is cornered. Just a month ago, he proposed that we consider more drilling and then came the disaster in the Gulf and the mines. He’s been excoriated by the Kennedy liberals for having the audacity to move forward with the Nantucket Sound wind farm. And to add salt to the wounds, conventional energy probably ain’t gonna get cheap in the near future.
When all is said and done, if there is one lonely advantage to having one’s soul wrestled naked to the unforgiving mirror of binding fact, it is this – we get to see the content of intention, character, and wisdom. And that is President Obama’s dilemma…