Obama Clears Way for Oil drilling off US Coasts
"Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes" - I fear Greeks even those bearing gifts - Virgil
The Trojan Horse was a tale from the Trojan War; it was the stratagem that allowed the Greeks finally to enter the city of Troy and end the conflict. After the 10-year siege of Troy the Greeks built a huge figure of a horse inside which a select force of 30 men hid. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the Horse into their city as a victory trophy.
King Priam's daughter Cassandra, the soothsayer of Troy, insisted that the horse would be the downfall of the city and its royal family but she was ignored.
That night the Greek force crept out of the Horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greek army entered and destroyed the city of Troy, decisively ending the war.
Obama has proposed opening a vast stretch of the Atlantic coast, from the northern tip of Delaware to mid-Florida, to offshore drilling. Instinctively we ask; "What's the catch?"
This is more than simply another one of his campaign promises he's failed to live up to (end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by withdrawing US troops, closing of Guantanamo, trying the Guantanamo inmates in the United States). This is a total reversal of a long held position of the Democratic Party; this one wasn't even on the radar screen.
Drill for oil in domestic waters? Great - WE LOVE IT - but WHATs THE CATCH?
Rest assured, this is a carefully calculated move. Ever since last weeks controversial passage of the Democratic healthcare bill, the Obama Administration has been involved in trying to sell the bill - which is unusual seeing has the thing has already passed.
Of course they realize the overwhelming opposition to the bill - perhaps tossing this issue out there will A) detract attention from their disastrous legislation that will increase not only healthcare costs but also inflation and unemployment, B) hopefully provide some jobs to make up for the unemployment the government healthcare bill practically guarantees and C) give Obama something to hold out in the upcoming November elections, to re-invent himself as a moderate, midde of the road Democrat, a la Bill Clinton.
It won't work - Obama's decision keeps the vast majority of America's offshore energy resources off limits . . . and besides; the mask is off - even his adoring fans now see him for what he is.
Barack Hussein Obama - NOT a Happy Man