We've all heard that we're addicted to oil. But in the wake of the BP spill we might do well to take the oil-as-a-drug metaphor a little more seriously. For starters we need to understand that deepwater oil is the really bad stuff.
We can blame BP for the disaster, and we should. We can blame lack of adequate government oversight, and we should. But in the end, we also must place the blame where it originated: America's addiction to oil.