From USA today:
U.S. and Brazilian officials are negotiating details of an ethanol partnership in advance of President Bushâ€™s scheduled visit to Brazil next week.
â€œWe are interested in forming a global ethanol marketâ€ with the United States, Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said this week.
If completed, the planned deal would help increase both nationsâ€™ production of ethanol, creating significant economic as well as political implications.
Um, how is being dependent on foreign ethonol better than being dependent on foreign oil? Color me stupid, but I donâ€™t get it.