Off topic -- energy issue
American oil companies are about to cut interim deals with Iraq, with an eye to increasing its oil output. Apparently Congress is objecting and threatening retribution if the deals go thru. OK, Congress doesn't want oil from offshore sites, ANWR, nor ethanol from Brazil, nor electricity from windfarms, at least near Ted Kennedy's digs.
I'd prefer to believe that they were being bribed by OPEC. The only alternative explanation was that they're screwing up the country for the fun of it.