Today, at theWhite House, during a mini-presser.
A Troop Loses Their Life
First of all, anytime a troop loses their life, whether it be in Afghanistan, Iraq, or elsewhere, our hearts go out to their families.
What You Got To Understand
One thing, however, that you got to understand is that we have doubled Afghan troops — coalition troops have doubled from two years ago.
Gasoline Prices Are In Short Supply
It makes no sense for — to watch these gasoline prices rise when we know we can help affect the supply of crude oil, which should affect the supply of gasoline prices.
What We Have Got
But I want them to understand fully that we have got the opportunity to find more crude oil here at home, in environmentally friendly ways, and they ought to be writing their Congress people about it; and they ought to say, you ought to be opening up ANWR and Outer Continental Shelf, and increasing oil shale exploration, for the sake of our consumers, as well as become less dependent on oil.
Get A Understanding
Yes, well, the first thing, John, is to make sure we get a understanding that all of us need to agree on a long-term goal.
What We Got To Do
Thirdly, if you really do want to make sure technologies move around the world, we got to reduce these trade barriers and tariffs that prohibit technologies from moving like they should.
And that is why we have been pursuing multilateral diplomacy when it comes to convincing the Iranians that the free world is sincere about, you know, insisting that they not have the technologies necessary to develop a nuclear weapon.
As you might remember, I worked closely with Vladimir Putin on this issue, when I said that — when asked at one of these innumerable press conferences, did you — do you think they ought to have a civilian nuclear program, I said, of course, they should, but they can’t be trusted to enrich.