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Obama and Bin Laden

Following are two Washington Post headlines from this morning;

–News Alert: Bin Laden blasts U.S. for climate change
06:49 AM EST Friday, January 29, 2010

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has called in a new audiotape for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming. In the tape, aired in part on Al-Jazeera television Friday, bin Laden warns of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring “the wheels of the American economy” to a halt.

News Alert: Obama sets greenhouse gas emissions targets
09:44 AM EST Friday, January 29, 2010

President Obama set greenhouse gas emissions targets for the federal government, announcing Friday that it would aim to reduce its emissions by 28 percent in 2020.

“As the largest energy consumer in the United States, we have a responsibility to American citizens to reduce our energy use and become more efficient,” said President Obama. “Our goal is to lower costs, reduce pollution, and shift Federal energy expenses away from oil and towards local, clean energy.”

The White House estimated a savings of $8-11 billion in energy costs.

Beautiful. The west wing is delusional. Alternative Energy satisfies less than 1% of the nation’s energy needs. For each increase of 1%, the cost to the United States consumer and taxpayer will be billions. The White House press statement is nonsense. Enough said.