August 14, 2008

The Essential Ace Rant

. . . on the Russia-Georgia conflict. I wouldn't dream of trying to summarize it; just go.

I even forgive Ace for being more fluent in obscenities than I am—at least for now. (Though the copy editor in me thinks he might have overdone "sucker of cock" in referring to Robert Scheer. Still, one cannot nitpick when it comes to True Blogging Performance Art, and the man was, as the surfers say, "in the tunnel." It is, I must admit, a thing of beauty.)

The fact is, I'm toggling back and forth between worrying about the energy crisis and worrying about (the country of) Georgia. But they are inextricably linked, and the Georgia crisis is also closely related to our efforts in Iraq: Russia's actions are a threat to the West's oil supplies and a threat to Ukraine. Its actions are pulling the forces of Georgia out of Iraq (a country that has provided a full third of the troops we've used to win that war).

This is a big fucking deal. Let's mobilize, build more nuclear power, get our biofuel act together, and drill anything that looks like it might have any petroleum in it whatsoever; after all, it's petro-superiority that lends Russian its moxie now. Why not?--the need for fuel is a big part of how the Soviets bested the Nazis in WWII. (And a big part of how we beat Japan, for that matter.)

And let's get Georgia and Ukraine into NATO. Like, now.

Furthermore, anyone who is considering voting for Obama now, with these twin crises unfolding . . . words fail me.

Posted by Attila Girl at August 14, 2008 12:37 PM | TrackBack

Eats shit and barks at the moon is what comes to mind when I read such horseshit as Scheer is spouting. A proper " Obamian " he is.

Posted by: btenney at August 14, 2008 01:25 PM

I would never think of voting for Obama now.

I just have to ponder whether to vote for McCain now. Unless he chooses someone with the common sense he lacks like Sarah Palin for Veep.

Posted by: Darrell at August 14, 2008 02:08 PM

It took me a long time to accept it, too: but please think of the alternative, and the priority we must place on the WoT.

Look: none of us are necessarily going to ENJOY this. I have not, after all, forgotten McCain-Feingold. But the stakes are enormous right now.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 14, 2008 04:27 PM

But the stakes are enormous right now.

Yes! Exactly as planned.

Posted by: Karl Rove at August 14, 2008 05:04 PM

I've never sat out the final minute. The greatest of all evils is Socialism, and I can vote for McCain, while praying for him to find a clue about science. And figuring out that the left-leaning MSM and Democrats will never be his true friend, And that they will only be his pretend friend when he turns over power to them.

By the way, if you "new right" types include coal in your new future energy mix, you'll have oil at $40/bbl for years to come, even as you develop all US oil and gas resources. Stop drinking the anti-carbon GreenKoolAid, even in small sips considering who mixes that up. There is money now to clean up everything other than carbon dioxide you don't have to worry about, and coal is part of the puzzle for the distant future energy solutions like the hydrogen economy (look up "Steam-Iron" Process).

Posted by: Darrell at August 14, 2008 07:41 PM

Cold fusion. Zero-point energy.

At which point, maybe we will see world peace. Maybe.

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