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Conservative Talk: What did they say?

Mark Levy | Crude Oil, Guam Capsizing and Pot

Dear Mark: President Obama is proposing to open up more areas for oil exploration around the United States. During the 2008 campaign, your ilk screamed “drill baby drill,” and now he’s doing it. Shouldn’t you be happy and embrace what the president is trying to do? — Oily Ollie in Ohio

Dear Oily: I am going to take a wait-and-see approach to his proposal because my gut tells me this is a political ploy to grab a couple of Republican Senate votes to pave the way for cap-and-trade legislation. This president is as slick as the crude he wants to pump out of the ground, and the health care debate proved that his words and actions are quite different.

Is this a flip-flop or a calculated move to the center, as candidate Obama was adamantly opposed to new drilling in any form? I vote “calculated move.”

Unfortunately for the American people, Obama will once again turn the “sausage making” over to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Pelosi and Reid will formulate a bill, and a contentious debate will ensue with opponents being labeled as “environmental racists.” When their subsequent bill does not include expanded drilling, President Obama will use that as political cover and claim that he tried to appease the right.

Pat Buchanan | What War with Iran Means

“Diplomacy has failed,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told AIPAC, “Iran is on the verge of becoming nuclear and we cannot afford that.”

“We have to contemplate the final option,” said Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., “the use of force to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.”

War is a “terrible thing,” said Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., but “sometimes it is better to go to war than to allow the Holocaust to develop a second time.”

Graham then describes the war we Americans should fight:

“If military force is ever employed, it should be done in a decisive fashion. The Iran government’s ability to wage conventional war against its neighbors and our troops in the region should not exist. They should not have one plane that can fly or one ship that can float.”

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