Diary

Oil from tyrants

Barack Obama said yesterday, “we purchase $700 million worth of oil every single day from some the world’s most unstable and hostile nations – Middle Eastern regimes that will control nearly all of the world’s oil by 2030.” [http://thepage.time.com/prepared-remarks-of-obamas-energy-speech/]. In truth, America imports only 19% of its oil from the entire Persian Gulf region which includes some more moderate nations. Canada and Mexico alone contribute 28% of our oil imports. Maybe it wasn’t the hostile Canadians and Mexicans he was refering to, but even if we did get the majority of our oil from the tyrants of the Middle East, what’s wrong with buying oil from the despotic regimes that Obama wants to sit down and have tea with?