One viewer took exception to my comments about Al Gore last week suggesting among other things that I am questioning the wrong things. Brandy writes, "Why do we care about another country's economy and not our own? Why aren't we charging this country?
How much more in debt will we get, for this foreign country? In a lot of respects she's right. Global warming is a problem, but the war in Iraq and higher gasoline prices are problems that affect us now. It just doesn't seem fair that the American taxpayer is not only paying record gasoline prices but also funding a war without much assistance from those countries and company's closer to the battle who are profiting from these record prices.
I understand Iraq's oil revenue has grown by over 200% in the last year. Maybe the war in Iraq has been mismanaged politically. Unfortunately we're in it and the consequences for pulling out abruptly could be even greater. It's a complicated problem whose solution might be found in the next federal election.
Make sure you know who you're voting for and exactly what they're going to do to solve not only the problem in Iraq but also the one at the gas pump. It will help make this a better country and a better east Texas.