Exxon must have called

One day after President Bush vowed to reduce America’s dependence on Middle East oil by cutting imports from there 75 percent by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said Wednesday that the president didn’t mean it literally.

This is one of those times that simply reporting the news far surpasses any attempts at satire.

There’s another thing about the SOTU address that bears repeating. No one mentioned the war in Iraq in any substantive or honest way. Thousands are dying in a war that the US is losing, billions are spent there every day that need to be spent here, and not one member of Congress – of either party – thought it important enough to make an issue about.
What planet are they on?

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