2,021. 5/15/2001

According to the U.S. Department of Energy Policy Report, issued in May 2001, “in the spring of 2001, when Vice President [Dick] Cheney issued the [Bush] administration’s national energy plan, the one that had been devised in secret by corporations and lobbyists that he still refuses to name, the report included this declaration: ‘The Persian Gulf will be a primary focus of U.S. international energy policy.’ ” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Al Gore, The Assault on Reason, Pages 118-119

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