August 13, 2005

This explains a lot, doesn't it?

Like why Dubya's administration won't even think about abandoning its misadventure in Iraq, and why it is considering starting a new one in Iran. Or why it tries so hard to curry favor with the repressive government in Saudi Arabia. Or why US consumer prices keep rising.

Or come up with your own example. It won't be hard.

How high is up?

From CNN via Gordon.Coale.

The data used to make the graphs is here.

Posted by Magpie at August 13, 2005 10:40 AM | Energy | Technorati links |

Actually, the way the chart lines up, it looks like we should just take over Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

Posted by: sean at August 13, 2005 12:51 PM

sssssh! if you say that too loud, they're gonna hear you in the white house.

Posted by: magpie at August 13, 2005 02:04 PM