Healthy Forests?

treehuggerIn response to the question...

"Mr. President, how would you rate yourself as an environmentalist? What specifically has your administration done to improve the condition of our nation's air and water supply?"

President Bush replied...

"We proposed and passed a 'healthy forest' bill which was essential to working with -- particularly in Western states -- to make sure that our forests were protected.  What happens in those forests, because of lousy federal policy, is they grow to be -- they are not -- they're not harvested. They're not taken care of. And as a result, they're like tinderboxes. "

So let me get this straight, we need to "harvest" trees so that they can be "taken care of"?!

I guess that's one way to prevent forest fires. Cut down all of the trees.