Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Workers in the cocoa management bodies of the Ivory Coast have gone on strike. Ivory Coast is the world's largest producer of cocoa, controlling almost forty percent of the global supply. A continued strike could lead to chocolate shortages this Valentine's Day or even sooner. I hope we have a contingency plan for military intervention to keep our nation's vital chocolate supplies flowing. Even a short interruption could be disastrous. Why is the Bush administration mucking around in the Middle East debating whether or not some country or another has or wants a bomb program while a real crisis is spinning out of control in West Africa? Where do the presidential candidates stand on this important issue? If anyone needs me I'll be driving around town buying all of the Hershey's Kisses I can find before the hoarders get them.