Tilting at Windmills

Virginia Senator John Warner is using a defense appropriations bill to kill the Cape Wind wind farm project. One might wonder what the hell windmills have to do with the defense budget. Think for a moment.

Warner continues to aid the Bush administration’s obfuscation of the facts on Iraq from his perch on the Armed Services Committee. Yesterday, when the senators heard testimony on the new CIA report confirming that Iraq was neither an imminent nor even a gathering threat to the US, Warner sought to spin it like Cheney.

If we had more projects like Cape Wind, a real focused effort on renewable energy sources, there would be less call for spilling blood in the Middle East over trumped up fears.

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