Considering modern civilization is dependent on oil, we should be drilling everywhere for oil. It's important for national security, too, because getting out of the Middle East would encourage the Dark Age folks to bang heads with each other, instead of us.
Liberals think maintaining our dependence on the Middle East is a good thing, and that's really odd.
- Romney has said that the spill provided Obama "political cover" for policies to limit drilling, such as the six-month moratorium on new deepwater exploration put in place after the spill. Perry has called the spill "just an act of God" that could not have been prevented. Investigations by the federal government and the companies involved have blamed a series of faulty decisions for the blowout that killed 11 and sent more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Instead of shrill cries to end oil drilling after every oil spill, we should do what seems obvious: clean up the spill thoroughly, learn as much as we can about what went wrong and incorporate changes to the oil industry, and continue drilling.
Which Liberal has quit drinking coffee after spilling a cup of joe?