The three American senators who took a tour of the tar sands last week, along with Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, are all members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. So while they were looking at this:
They were seeing this:
That fuzzy bit in the red portion that takes up well over half the U.S. Department of Defense Energy Consumption pie chart says “Jet Fuel.” Tar Sands Watch:
The U.S. Department of Defense is the world’s leading consumer of petroleum, sucking up about 340,000 barrels of oil every day, more than the total national consumption of Sweden or Switzerland.
The Pentagon is the single largest institutional buyer of oil in the world, consuming an estimated 85 percent of the U.S. Government’s use of oil.
“Goddamn coward … you’re a liar, a disgusting man … bullshitter … a con man … a crook … you little coward … you bastard.”
You can watch it here if you must. Personally I can hardly wait for further arguments in support of the superior ethics of the tarsands from Ezra when Fox News North hits the airwaves.