LsFarm wrote:we don't know how much oil is offshore,, NOBODY does..There could be none, or there could be more than the Saudi's have.
All my statements are based on speculation of oil experts like T. Bone Pickens & others who are not known for their Democratic fund raising prowess & I included the caveat word "Probably" twice in my above post.
If there may be such huge quantities of oil offshore, how come the oil companies have failed to even start drilling in many of the vast areas they already have drilling leases for? (speculation: They don't really want more supply on the market. That will just drive down prices!....(It's the same type of speculation that says the sun will rise tomorrow. Can I prove it?...No.....But I can sure "speculate" that it will. ))
In any event, with even all the experts agreeing that we can't drill our way out of foreign energy dependence, my opinion is that all this "Drill Now" talk is just pre-election BS from the McCain camp to try to deflect criticism on energy prices away from where it squarely belongs......At the feet of an administration run by oil men who have been in control of all energy policies for the last 8 years, & at the feet of the man who promises to keep all their policies going for the next four years...John McCain. (Don't you find it peculiar that a man who has been a US Senator for over 26 years & never shown much interest in energy independence, has just suddenly become a "we need more drilling now" man? He was actually against more drilling......before he was fore it! )
Edit: Sorry Greg.....I forgot to respond to this statement of yours that you constantly try to sell. ...."....... we don't know how McCain will run the country."....
Of course we all know exactly how McCain will run the country......He tells us every day!.....He'll run it just like GW Bush!
If you missed the cartoon I posted above, I'll post it again. It is really very accurate.