Wednesday, March 7, 2007

bush and Cnd oil: good for him he can buy it and not steal / kill for it.

Bush praises Canada and Mexico as EvibrantI energy producers
March 7, 2007

President George W. Bush says he's glad Canada and Mexico are the biggest suppliers of energy to the United States.

"I'd much rather be getting energy from stable sources that are friendly than from sources that are unstable and not friendly," Bush told journalists this week before his six-day trip to Latin America.

"And since we import about 60 per cent of our crude oil from overseas, we are obviously dependent upon stability," he said.

"We're fortunate that Canada and Mexico are vibrant energy producers."

Bush leaves Thursday to promote democracy and free trade in Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.

The president, who isn't popular in the region, criticized Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez for his anti-American rhetoric, self-proclaimed "socialist revolution" and increasing nationalization of industry.

"I strongly believe that government-run industry is inefficient and will lead to more poverty," Bush said.