The article about the watered-down energy plan that the Bush Administration has forced out of the Department of Energy leaves me with one thought.
President Bush and his cronies think American businesses and American citizens shouldn't be asked to make sacrifices in the name of conserving our limited energy supply.
Maybe he should ask any businessman whose business is suffering from the war fears-related recession, or any parent who has tearfully sent a child to the gulf to fight for oil, what is the supreme sacrifice?
Aren't energy conservation programs, no matter how severe, and the possibility of higher energy-related taxes preferable to seeing our sons and daughters come home in body bags?
KRISTINE S. BREESE, Los Angeles