Obama Will Say and Do Anything

American Thinker

Lying.   Dissembling.  Peddling half-truths.  Redefining words.  Taking  credit for something in which he had no part.  Those words/phrases describe  what President Barack Hussein Obama has said or done and is now saying or  doing.

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Obama Abuses Nation’s Oil Reserves

Heritage

When it comes to making bad energy policy decisions, President Obama is a pro. Yesterday was no exception when the Obama Administration announced it would release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). This is part of an agreement with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to put a total of 60 million barrels on the market in the next 30 days. Another 27 nations will make up the other half of the oil needed.

President Obama and the IEA first explained this irresponsible action by noting a supply disruption as a result of the war in Libya. However, this disruption does not justify the depletion of the SPR, and the Administration doesn’t have the legal rationale, either. The White House slightly changed its tune late yesterday when Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters it was meant as protection against increasing gas prices over the summer driving season.

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