Friday, March 09, 2007

Bush Hails Biofuels Pact in Brazil

He's in Brazil?

At a mega fuel depot for tanker trucks, President Bush heralded a new ethanol agreement with Brazil Friday as way to boost alternative fuels production across the Americas.

There's a war in Iraq, a war in Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden and his happy-little al-qaeda elves are still on the loose and he's hanging out at Brazilian truck stops. Wonderful.

Demonstrators upset with Bush's visit here worry that the president and his biofuels buddy, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, really have visions of an OPEC- like cartel on ethanol.

Mr. Bush, haven't you fucked up enough countries now? Leave South America alone please.

But Bush and Silva said increasing alternative fuel use will lead to more jobs, a cleaner environment and greater independence from the whims of the oil market. In Brazil, nearly eight in 10 new cars already run on fuel made from sugar cane.

Sugar cane cars. Neat. I always enjoy getting statistics that show how really far behind the rest of the world we are.

"It makes sense for us to collaborate for the sake of mankind," Bush said at Silva's side, after touring the depot.

Sake of mankind? Mr. President, honestly, have you ever really worried about the sake of mankind?

At the fuel depot, Bush, sporting a white hard hat, fingered sunflower seeds and stalks of sugar cane and sniffed beakers of yellowish biodiesel and clear ethanol.

Like a child at the fucking Touch Museum.


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