In stopping the Keystone pipeline, the administration is acting to blockade Canadian oil from reaching the world market.
This supports the interests of OPEC against those of the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the rest of the civilized industrial world, and imposes a cruel, extremely regressive, tax on the globe’s poorest nations. It imposes a tax on the American economy that is inimical to an economic recovery, without even offering the fiscal benefit of other taxes, since the revenue in question will be paid not to our own government, but to other governments, several of which are engaged in, supporting, promoting, or preparing acts of war and terror against the United States.
At a time when the need for action to deal with the threat of the Iranian nuclear bomb program demands that the government do everything in its power to assure supplies of liquid fuel from non-mideast sources, the Obama administration is doing the exact opposite.
Instead of seeking to create energy security, it is maximizing our energy vulnerability.
Instead of seeking to reduce oil prices, it is acting to increase them.
Instead of seeking to expand our economy, it is acting to contract it.
Instead of seeking to stop the Iranian nuclear bomb program, it is acting to protect it and help fund it.
Instead of seeking to strengthen America and weaken our enemies, it is acting to weaken America and strengthen our enemies.
The question that needs to be put to the Obama administration is this: Which side are you on?