Mahmoud and Hugo are making nice with each other. Isn't it precious when megalomaniacal dictators play nice?
Seriously, if this isn't Exhibits 1 and 1A as to why we need to find an alternative fuel source to oil, I don't know what is. Every penny that we pour into the economies of these two enemies of the United States--and that's what they are--will come back to haunt us. Bet on it.
And for those who start screaming "Drill in ANWR! Drill off the coasts" I say, okay.....what happens after that? ANWR won't provide but a drop in the proverbial bucket, and even if they start drilling today, it will be a decade before any oil is produced out of the wells that are drilled. What we need to do is find an ALTERNATIVE to oil, which is doable. If we can build computer chips which are as small as the head of a pin, there is no reason why we can't find an alternative fuel source. None.