Can't come soon enough
In a wide-ranging interview at the White House, Bush also took a
hard-line stance against the Hamas party, which swept Palestinian
elections on Wednesday. He said he'd emphasize the development of
alternative fuels in his State of the Union address on Tuesday and
shared his views on presidential powers.
If we ween ourselves of crude and use the volume of intellect that is so prevalent in the West (and not in say...Saudi Arabia), I am sure we could withstand pressure such as this and this in a more vigorous manner.