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Coastie for Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 07:54 PM
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6. Oil and/or Israel - Nth Redux - just for the two of us
As a counterpoint to the "A Clean Break" paper - I would mention that Bush and Cheney - both oil men - would have to be aware of the issues raised by "Peak Oil" - that is, we are running out of cheap, accessible, "sweet crude." What's left is either more expensive to drill, refine, ship, or "steal and defend." As one who has spend most of a career in various positions in the alternative, renewable, and clean energy fields, I would have to say that "peak oil" trumnps "Israel."

See for example,

* DU Peak Oil Group

* The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of the Oil Age, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century -- by James Howard Kunstler

* Beyond Oil : The View from Hubbert's Peak by Kenneth Deffeyes

* Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy by Matthew R. Simmons

* Hubbert's Peak : The Impending World Oil Shortage
by Kenneth S. Deffeyes

* Blood and Oil : The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum by Michael T. Klare

* Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil by David Goodstein


* The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin

* Crude Politics : How Bush's Oil Cronies Hijacked the War on Terrorism
by Paul Sperry

BTW - thanks for your previous suggestion of "America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order" by Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke. Interesting, not persuasive. But they do have an interesting suggestion of the origin of neo-con thought. That is, they agree with my perception of the change in Irving Kristol's writing in the late 1960's.
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