Not about oil (except when it is).

Friday, May 2nd, 2008 @ 7:16 pm | Energy, Foreign Policy, Iraq

John McCain let the cat out of the bag a little bit today in Denver:

“My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East,” McCain told a crowd of 300 at a Jewish Community Center in Denver.

“That will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.”

Ignoring the obvious implications of the above statement for a moment I think that it needs to be pointed out that John McCain currently has no sensible energy policy to begin with, let alone “eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East”. But to just come right out and state a common sense observation like the above is very out of character for any politician, regardless of affiliation.

-mg

2 Responses to “Not about oil (except when it is).”

  1. Thomas Tallis Says:

    this is so priceless – republican dudes love to go into “how dare you” mode when you make the unpatriotic suggestion that we’re over there for oil, but I’ll bet you a dollar they won’t mind when their candidate puts it plain

  2. jeromy Says:

    Yeah, I remember before the war a neocon I was arguing with (in person) stood up and said, “Don’t tell me you’re so STUPID to think this is about oil!?!?”

    But quite often you can catch them in moments where they slip or give up pretending and tell you that of course it’s about oil, and that you’re a stupid liberal for not understanding how important that is.