Saturday, August 2, 2008
This week the drilling lie has been debunked on a number of progressive talk shows. McCain stresses offshore drilling as a solution to high gas prices but there are already 68 million acres already optioned on which the oil companies have failed to exercise their rights to drill. (Some are saying if the oil companies do not move on their options then the options should be forfeited.) Furthermore, it would take years for any oil to be drilled from any offshore wells AND there is no telling whether any of that oil would reach our shores -- it could be shipped anywhere. The corporative media continues to let McCain get away with outrageous statements.