from bokbluster.com: The UN condemned Israel for it’s raid on the blockade running “Peace Flotilla”, sponsored in part in Turkey. Netanyahu remained defiant, claiming the craft was not the “Loveboat”. Krauthammer thinks the blockade is more than justified. Peter Beinart says it must go. Beinart’s old boss at the New Republic, Marty Peretz, had the bad manners to bring up the Armenian Genocide. [ Actually, under international law, Israel had the right to blow the blockade runners out of the water! – JS ]
While engineers and oceanographers struggle to end the Gulf oil leak with pointless measures like "top kill," "junk shots," and "secondary wells," the World's Smartest Man has come up with the real solution: higher taxes.
The president believes that the best way to punish a British petroleum company is to raise taxes on all American petroleum companies...and therefore to raise prices for all consumers.
And he's not stopping there; the president feels that the oil spill is also a reason to go back to pushing for taxes on all carbon, including coal...thereby assuring that American's electricity prices will skyrocket. Read more…