The Missing Speech

AJC Executive Director David A. Harris, writing in the new issue of Congress Monthly, describes the speech on energy independence he wishes President Bush had given following the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. “Given the nation’s mood and sense of unity, there is little doubt that the American people would have given him full support for launching a new era of energy independence,” writes Harris. The Missing Speech, written by Harris in September 2006, explores what must be done to focus Americans on the energy issue. We share it in anticipation of the President’s State of the Union address, with hope that he will speak about energy on Tuesday evening.

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Date: 1/18/2007 12:00:00 AM