What you need to understand about Bush's "alternative energy" strategy is that it involved Nuclear Weapons:
The Bush administration on Wednesday unveiled a blueprint for rebuilding the United States' decrepit nuclear weapons complex, including restoration of a large-scale bomb manufacturing capacity.As Cheney and Rumsfeld drag Bush's USA backwards towards the comforting embrace of the Cold War's fixed realities, concerned US citizens might ponder once again the question that rang through the public consciousness on 9/11/01 - "Why do they hate us?"
The plan calls for the most sweeping realignment and modernization of the nation's massive system of laboratories and factories for nuclear bombs since the end of the Cold War.
Until now, the nation has depended on carefully maintaining aging bombs produced during the Cold War arms race, some several decades old. The administration, however, wants the capability to turn out 125 new nuclear bombs per year by 2022...