I am writing about your Aug. 4 article on the demise of the fuel-boost bill in the U.S. Senate.
I am astonished that a country that has put a man on the moon, created test-tube babies and now can clone humans cannot improve the fuel efficiency of the average car to 40 mpg and pickups to 27.5 mpg by 2015.
Let me understand this: Are you saying that Americans cannot do it? Shame on the politicians and lobbyists who do not believe the American people can meet that challenge.
Am I the lone voice in the wilderness? I don't think so. That is why I now challenge my fellow Americans to reach that so-called impossible goal.
Let's not forget that we once were told that mankind cannot fly and that we would never reach the moon. The naysayers were wrong then, and they are wrong today.
It is up to this generation to get rid of the old and move forward. Let this be the battle cry of all the motivated engineers, designers, technicians, politicians and others who can help us reach that so-called impossible goal for 2015: "Move over or get run over."
Americans can achieve any goal if they have the will to do so.
We have proved it time after time, and I am confident that we will do so again.