In short, we run the risk of drowning in oil, but we don't have a choice. But is that really true? Are we trapped for decades in the grasp of this collective addiction that destroys the nature we depend on for our very existence while emptying our national treasury?
I think Obama's off to a very good start. But let's not clear space on Mount Rushmore yet. Just as I didn't think he deserved the Nobel, I don't think that Obama's very good start equates to a great presidency.