Like almost everyone on Earth, I'm both sickened and frightened by the unfolding events in Georgia and Russia. While Georgian President Saakashvili has proved himself to be a fool, Russia's twins Putin and Medvedev have proven to be opportunistic aggressors who will topple the fledgling democracy and reclaim their satellite state.
But these events simply accentuate the urgent need for America to IMMEDIATELY begin the development of OIL and ENERGY RESOURCES within the United States.
As Russia has bombed near the ONLY OIL PIPELINE carrying oil from the Caspian to the West not under direct Russian control, America runs the risk of having over 80% of the world's oil under the control of tyrants hostile to the United States.
Nancy Pelosi's blockade of all compromise legislation on oil drilling and the development of alternative energy resources (especially nuclear energy) grows more foolish and more dangerous by the minute.
I genuinely believe it is time for Nancy Pelosi to step down as the Speaker of the House. It's time for the "blue dog democrats" to not only campaign for additional oil drilling and energy independence, but to campaign on a promise to vote against Pelosi's continued control of Congress.