In 1973, and Arab world embargo on oil threatened to compel Americans to rethink their ideas concerning dependance on oil, but within a few months, old time optimism returned to continuing big cars, low gas mileage and oil addiction did not end. For some reason, the people of the United States inhabit a dream world in which they can continue using oil, sending billions of dollars abroad, and enjoy a good life. President Obama told the website Politico it was time to change. “In the same way that our view of vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11, I think the disaster(BP oil spill) is going to shape how we think about the environment for many years to come.” For some strange reason relatives of those who died in the 9/11 attack interpreted his remarks as insulting to the memory of 9/11 victims. The president was attempting to explain, once again, that America MUST CHANGE ITS DEPENDANCE ON OIL!! Got it!
OK, Mr. president, you made the statement, how about going before the American people in a series of discussions to spell out what is means to their daily lives by shifting from dependance on oil. Talk is cheap and not politically expensive. Spell out the specifics and risk some political dollars.