Admission of Objective
I heard this on Franken yesterday and finally found the solid reference from Vegacura. California congressman Dan Lundgren, while trying to explain the need for ANWR oil drilling, said this in a mass mailing to his constituents:
“I feel quite strongly that as long as we have our military in the Middle East fighting so that we can continue to purchase oil from that region, we have an obligation to find alternatives to foreign oil. It is difficult to justify the death of even one soldier when we are not doing everything in our power to explore options for oil within our country.”As NewsReview notes: does this mark a shift from a war on terrorism to a battle for oil?