Bush pushes to decrease oil need

LONDON – President Bush’s call to break the U.S. “addiction” to oil drew a mixture of skepticism and hope abroad yesterday, while the president of OPEC said such a change in energy policy wasn’t possible in such a short time. The French daily Le Monde expressed doubt that Bush could reach his goal of cutting oil imports from the Middle East by 75 percent in the next two decades. Bush said in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night that America must look to coal-fired plants, solar and wind technology and nuclear energy to heat homes and offices.