By Nancy Thorner, American Thinker
Obama is trying to distract people with a diversion
What is behind Obama’s announcement of today to support off-shore oil drilling?
Later on this morning President Obama will be announcing his support off-shore oil drilling. His announcement will open a door to expanded off-shore oil-drilling on the Atlantic coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. In his announcement Obama will propose further investigations of possible oil rich areas.
Obama’s reason to drill after he vehemently opposed drilling in the past seems fraught with cynicism. The stated reason of the Obama administration is to "lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil."
Might the real reason for Obama’s change of heart be related to the uproar the White House is anticipating when in a few days the EPA announces a controversial ruling that will declare CO2 as a toxic and which will finalize the emission standards of light trucks, etc. What a devious way to divert the public’s attention from what is to come by announcing a policy that the general public is generally in favor of!
The Obama administration is fully aware and is confident that environmentalists will stop in their tracks for years to come through court action any investigative studies into oil exploration.