Norton: Obama chooses American decline

Even from an environmentalist perspective, the Obama decision is a loser.

Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton writes in the Washington Times,

Which nation will be the world’s leading superpower a few decades from now? I fervently hope it is the United States, and I have great faith in American ingenuity. But the Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is a reminder of why our No. 1 position is in jeopardy…

Even from an environmental perspective, the Obama decision is a loser. The world’s second-largest oil resource will continue to be produced. Instead of a straightforward pipeline to the U.S., the oil will travel by tankers across the Pacific. U.S. fuel requirements will be filled by oil tankers crossing the Atlantic. Jobs that could have been here will be overseas…

Read Norton’s entire column.

2 thoughts on “Norton: Obama chooses American decline”

  1. I believe the full quote ends with “she first makes mad with power.” Anyhow, Obama is just trying to make friends with other nations who will always hate us anyway.

  2. The only consolation I have about Obama is that he is young enough that he could conceivably live for another 30 to 40 years or so after he can no longer be President, during which time he will have to watch people continue to suffer from his legacy, and his successor will blame all the nation’s ills on him, and he will live to see himself widely billed as ‘an even worse President than Carter.’
    That is, unless his intellect degenerates into a delusional dementia such as that of other ex-Presidents…
    “Stultum facit fortuna, quem vult perdere.” (trans. “Whom Fortune wishes to destroy she first makes mad.”)

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