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Why even worry about the oil?

It's pretty well known that the world's oil supply is depleting. Why are we spending time invading Iraq and planning to invade other countries to get oil when we could be spending time finding another solution? (don't tell me we aren't there for the oil at all, I won't have it!) Sure there is enough for our lifetime, but is the struggle really worth it? There are other options, many vehicles use them everyday. So why aren't we spending our $$, time and resources on making our own solution, instead of expecting the rest of the world to give us what's theirs or destroying the arctic refuge? I see people saying it's cost effective...how many other pointless things do we put our hard earned money towards that aren't cost effective? Fighting a sensless war isn't cost effective. If oil wasn't an issue, then there would be nothing to fight for and nothing to worry about. Gas prices wouldn't be rising. Is it the American way not to worry about something until it's too late? And no I don't want to walk or ride my bike. That's why I am concerned!!! The way gas prices are rising, that's what I will be doing before too long!

Asked By: pinkluxe - 4/23/2007
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President Bush had the chance to be a truly great president on Sept 12, 2001. That is when he had the opportunity to announce a New Manhattan Project to get the US off of its oil binge and into renewable alternative energy... More
Answered By: oimwoomwio - 4/23/2007
Additional Answers (15)
Bush is a oil man
Answered By: strattz - 4/23/2007
 
Even if we spend massive amounts of money to develop alternative energy sources, it will still take years to convert to that energy source, especially when it comes to cars.
Answered By: stung4ever - 4/23/2007
 
Finally, someone with some sense asks a question. Spend $300 billion on decreasing our dependence on foreign oil not invading Iraq.
Answered By: Another Perspective - 4/23/2007
 
Unfortunately, I think it's more business related. Researching alternatives cost money and, let's just face it, a lot of the higher ups are still getting a LOT of income from oil.
Answered By: bluefast2003 - 4/23/2007
 
Wrong. There is enough oil to last for hundreds of years. Hydrogen is predicted to replace the oil long before then. The hydrogen will be generated cleanly and inexpensively by nuclear powerplants... More
Answered By: a_bush_family_member - 4/23/2007
 
True - the $1 trillion we've spent on a bogus war could have been put to far better uses.
Answered By: ArgleBargleWoogleBoo - 4/23/2007
 
I WILL tell you it wasn't for oil, because it wasn't. And we also at the same time, yes its true, at the same time, investigatiing alternative fuels, which we have made headway into.
Answered By: rosslambert - 4/23/2007
 
Instant gratification and short election cycles.
Answered By: wrenchintheworks - 4/23/2007
 
There is a better solution: Build nuclear power plants instead of burning natural gas for production of electric energy. This would also solve the "problem" of CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants. Then convert cars to use natural gas. No need for fancy new technology.
Answered By: nosf37 - 4/23/2007
 
Dude... We aren't in Iraq because of oil. If you are that worried then ride your bike.
Answered By: Surfer Dud - 4/23/2007
 
Yep...Bush is an oil man, I think he actually has 30 weight motor oil pumping through his veins. I agree with your post 100% though. Nothing our leaders do makes any sense at all. Pure Stupidity.
Answered By: Honey Girl - 4/23/2007
 
Nobody has come up with a more cost efficient resource yet and we have spent millions of tax dollars in the last 20 years trying. Face it, we are dependant on oil and will be into the forseeable future.
Answered By: Scott B - 4/23/2007
 
you want to walk!!
Answered By: James k - 4/23/2007
 
Ok. The simple answer is just do a little bit of research on oil and the everyday things that we actually need it for such as food and containers of food, (yes I know but trust me you will be surprised I was) then you will understand the enormity of the situation we are up against in trying to get off of our dependency... More
Answered By: Open your eyes - 4/23/2007
 
"What will happen when the world runs out of its natural resources gas and oil.?", people have been saying same thing since 1800's but is it yet... More
Answered By: rudrak5ha - 4/24/2007
 
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