Pawlenty the Hawk
He’s betting that voters, however fatigued with intervention, won’t accept decline.
Tim Pawlenty the Afghanistan hawk
While much of the GOP — including several of his 2012 opponents — inches toward supporting withdrawal from Afghanistan, Tim Pawlenty plants his flag on the pro-war right.
Amory Lovins reports in WINNING THE OIL END GAME that the nearly 70-ton M1A2 Abrams battletank was designed on the assumption that fuel cost would be $1/gal with zero delivery cost. But even delivery cost by land to the Forward Edge of the Battle Area (FEBA) costs $30/gallon and, under a worst-case scenario, can run to $600/gallon. On the battlefield, each tank must be trailed by several lumbering 5,000-gallon tankers. An armored division may use 20 or perhaps 40 times as many daily tons of fuel as it does munitions, or about 600,000 gallons/day. The Abrams averages about 0.5 mpg.
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