The Neocon and the Prius  

Posted by Big Gav

It appears the neocons are going green.

Apparently some of them have taken to driving Toyota Prius' and advocating for the use of biodiesel.

Maybe they are sensing the way the wind is blowing in the middle east. If america can't grab the oil it wants they may actually go green voluntarily like the europeans.

Neocons and greens first hitched up in the fall, when they jointly backed a proposal put forward by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a Washington-based think tank that tracks energy and security issues. (Woolsey is on the IAGS advisory board.) The IAGS plan proposes that the federal government invest $12 billion to: encourage auto makers to build more efficient cars and consumers to buy them; develop industrial facilities to produce plant-based fuels like ethanol; and promote fuel cells for commercial use. The IAGS plan is keen on "plug-in hybrid vehicles," which use internal combustion engines in conjunction with electric motors that are powered by batteries charged by current from standard electric outlets.

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