The U.S. is addicted to oil. Very true, and calculated to be provocative too. Generalissimo Bush also served up fine speeches on fighting terrorism post-9/11, rebuilding New Orleans post-Katrina, and on smaller issues like AIDS in Africa. In the end the war on terrorism turned into a war of choice for oil and revenge in Iraq, New Orleans is still leveled with no concrete plan for being rebuilt and the Africa AIDS money never came.
I’ll believe Great Leader’s flip-flop for energy independence if concrete actions take place once the echo of the talking points has silenced. I’m not holdinng my breath.
Update: One rhetorical flourish mixed with a few good, but not paradigm changing initiatives. Nothing offered that would reduce consumption. Generations will curse his inaction and incompetence.