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Old 05-02-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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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 that will - that will then prevent us - that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:39 PM
 
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Amen! So let's get some!
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Welcome to 2002.

It was really about the dollar, but since oil is priced in dollars, it's not a huge stretch.
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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Duh! And you are supposed to be enlightening us.
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Where does this leave all the warmongers who blindly followed Bush and believed his lies about the reasons for preemptively attacking Iraq? Makes them look like fools.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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Can you give me a transcript? I'm deaf, really. But at times like this, it is a definite advantage.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Where does this leave all the warmongers who blindly followed Bush and believed his lies about the reasons for preemptively attacking Iraq? Makes them look like fools.
Voting for Ron Paul. They are coming around.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:24 AM
 
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Oil prices have jumped from $30 to $120. They(Bush and McCain) even suck at the 'evil' stuff.
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:07 AM
 
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Saddam didn't want $$$ for oil anymore. But I don't think oil was the sole reason for the war. I think the US wanted to have a base in the Middle East too -- and now they have one. (The Saudis were kicking us off their land before the War started.)
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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I can't believe anyone is naive enough not to know this to begin with. If any country in the middle east becomes powerful enough to control the oil coming out of there, they could hold the rest of the world hostage and they know it. This isn't a revelation.
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