Thursday, May 20, 2004
We could have seen it coming:
"The [Australian] Opposition Leader, Mark Latham, has blamed the sudden sharp increase in petrol prices on the Howard Government's decision to go to war in Iraq.Not happy when the oil prices are low (because of all that "blood for oil" stuff), not happy when the oil prices are high. There's just no way of making the left happy. But don't they actually want the high oil prices so it can lessen the Western economies' over-reliance on greenhouse gas-producing fossil fuels?
" 'If the Government hadn't gone into a war in Iraq then of course we might not have the situation today of the very high petrol prices,' the Labor leader said."