Thursday, January 07, 2010

Wacky connection

Is it possible-- just crazy-possible-- that there could be a conflict of interest between branches of the Federal gov't regarding foreign oil and national security? There are those in Washington who believe, naturally enough, that our dependence on foreign oil impinges upon our national security. But if such voices are heeded, and we adjust our policies to effect substantial reductions in foreign oil imports (esp. from U.S.-unfriendly regimes), wouldn't that leave our military with, uh, a lot less to do?

I am enough of a cynic (read: pragmatist) to suspect that the military-industrial complex would be-- shall we say "disturbed"?-- by any successful efforts to reduce our oil imports (and therefore our military presence) in the Middle East.

What do you think?


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