Thursday, September 07, 2006

Reliance on oil endangers US troops

Apparently, US forces in Iraq see that being dependent on oil is only going to expose troops to the dangers inherent in relying upon petroluem. The Marine Corps call for renewable energy sources:
Calling for more energy in the middle of oil-rich Iraq might sound odd to some. But not to Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Richard Zilmer, whose deputies on July 25 sent the Pentagon a "Priority 1" request for "a self-sustainable energy solution" including "solar panels and wind turbines."

The memo may be the first time a frontline commander has called for renewable-energy backup in battle. Indeed, it underscores the urgency: Without renewable power, U.S. forces "will remain unnecessarily exposed" and will "continue to accrue preventable ... serious and grave casualties,"
Talk about a metaphor!


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