Why Obama is Killing Children In AfPakSubmitted by Regnad Kcin on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 09:49
Not because we use it in the US, but because control of it gives the US a strangle-hold on the economies of our economic rivals in Europe and Asia.
Contrary to the bleats of demagogues of both parties, the US doesn't import much oil from the Mideast. Most of what we do import comes from Saudi Arabia, but China - not the US - is the biggest importer of Saudi oil. (It's also the second-biggest importer of Iranian oil, and the largest player in the distribution of Iraqi oil: the Chinese government assumes that ownership of oil fields is a better guarantee of supply than buying oil on the open market.)
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