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Addicted to Oil, Take II

Administration backs off Bush's vow to reduce Mideast oil imports
By Kevin G. Hall
Knight Ridder Newspapers

WASHINGTON - 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.

You can't make this stuff up. You really can't. Neither can I.

Read it in all its sad glory here.

Now the big question: Will people be angry (at being lied to again), outraged (that they were lied to yet again), or quietly relieved (that they can still drive their Hummer)? Yeah, I think so too.


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