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Old 02-01-2006, 04:40 AM   #16
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If we are addicted to oil then I guess Bush and Cheney and company are our dealers.
I agree. And remember, the dealers have no mercy whatsoever. They will let mankind bleed, they will let you die if they can make their share.

Lets add the OPEC and a couple of Saudi Mullahs to the list, shall we?
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Never with such close ties though.

You are right about one thing, age and experience will shape the perception and I'm not at all sure it will be in your favor.
Having lived through a number of administrations (your profile suggests you will be 12 next week), I can say that the influence of the oil industry is far stronger than the simple ties you can cite with the current administration.
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:13 PM   #19
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The only industry more powerful than oil is war.
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Having lived through a number of administrations (your profile suggests you will be 12 next week), I can say that the influence of the oil industry is far stronger than the simple ties you can cite with the current administration.
Haha! I can assure you that I am not actually twelve (unlike Justin24). You're still a few years my senior but not as many as you might think.

Anyway, I have to beg to differ with you there, nb. I am no expert on this subject but unless you can prove that other administrations had closer ties than this one, I will continue to see it my way (just as you continue to see it yours.)
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The book 'American Dynasty' by Kevin Phillips claims that the Bush/Cheney administration has more present or former oil industry associations than any other in history and sets out clear and documented evidence for this thesis.
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http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/d...es/002736.html

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The book 'American Dynasty' by Kevin Phillips claims that the Bush/Cheney administration has more present or former oil industry associations than any other in history and sets out clear and documented evidence for this thesis.
My 11-year old could have come to that conclusion. Connections to the industry for a Texas oil-business family is a no-brainer.

Taking the next step of saying the industry has a greater influence is something else (and is really not based on other evidence).

Anyway, I am glad the "addiction to oil" line is catching on. Perhaps it will be a catalyst to real change.

Maybe we need a "war on oil" to really stop the habit.
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