Regaining the environmental lead
: There’s a warning to liberals in Dick Morris’ column: He says that Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking the lead on alternative energy. And he says this isn’t an environmental issue; of course, it is now an issue of national security. We must must must reduce our dependence on dangerous oil; we’ve said that for years and done squat about it; so the Saudis have us by the balls and we have been too wussy to push them toward democracy as we are beginning to push other countries.
Just making smaller cars isn’t the answer because they don’t save enough and, as we saw in crash-fatality stats released this week, they’re less safe than the big cars the market wants. No, the solution is supporting radical solutions, like new engines. Says Morris:
Start with the War on Terror. While President Bush hunts the terrorists down and pressures nation-states to give up their sponsorship of terror gangs, Schwarzenegger is working to solve the problem of Islamic terrorism once and for all