Obama at yesterday’s presser: “The easily accessible oil has already been sucked up out of the ground.”

Mr. President, as Congressman Joe Wilson would say, “You lie!”

Or maybe you just conveniently forgot about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska…

Charles Krauthammer, also a proponent of drilling in ANWR, writes in a new column:

There will always be catastrophic oil spills. You make them as rare as humanly possible, but where would you rather have one: in the Gulf of Mexico, upon which thousands depend for their livelihood, or in the Arctic, where there are practically no people?

All spills seriously damage wildlife. That’s a given. But why have we pushed the drilling from the barren to the populated, from the remote wilderness to a center of fishing, shipping, tourism and recreation?

Hear, hear.

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