Years ago we decided to cozy up to the internal combustion engine and become a nation of petroleum addicts. It didn’t seem to bother us that we fouled the air, the shorelines and the seas. And until recently we seemed to not care that in feeding our addiction we made hostile foreign countries and criminally careless oil companies rich.
Now that our choices have come home to roost, we flail around like oil-soaked pelicans. Depending on who you listen to, George Bush, Barack Obama and BP top the list of guilty parties. Perhaps, we, the people, are the guilty ones. …