Drill, Brazil, Drill?

The very same fossil fuel that Obama incessantly eschews when it comes from American territory, he embraces when it comes from Brazil.

Ed Morrissey

For a man who opposes domestic production of American crude oil in the oceans, Barack Obama seems awfully eager to push Brazil into the kind of exploration and extraction that his administration blocks here in the US.  Investors Business Daily calls this policy Drill, Brazil, Drill, a takeoff of Sarah Palin’s Drill, Baby, Drill support for unleashing US energy resources.  Obama’s plea also negates the reason he claimed that the trip was necessary in the first place:

Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska’s continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

Obama wants to develop Brazilian offshore oil to help the Brazilian economy create jobs for Brazilian workers while Americans are left unemployed in the face of skyrocketing energy prices by an administration that despises fossil fuels as a threat to the environment and wants to increase our dependency on foreign oil.

Let’s recall why Obama claimed this trip was so necessary that it had to take place just as he started a war in Libya.  On Thursday, he wrote an op-ed in USA Today that he needed to boost American exports in order to create jobs…

CAJ note: Read about Brazil’s new president, Dilma Rousseff at KeyWiki:

In March 2010, leading Communist Party USA member Emile Schepers, writing in the Peoples World, observed that “the the Rousseff victory in powerful and wealthy Brazil will be very welcome to the Latin American left and working class.” He also stated that Rousseff’s victory will continue the policies of the wildly popular former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, “including the push for the horizontal integration of Latin American economies to make them less dependent on their relationships with the United States.

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