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Submitted by Yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Jul 15, 2011 at 09:07

Being from Israel i always maintained the US invasion of Iraq, even in 1991, was a bad idea, and that propping up nasty dictators made no more sense than letting their tribal antagonists eat them up.

The number one enemy of sound US policies is oil addiction, and any reasonable American president should make a pledge to end dependence on non-western oil by the end of the decade. That is a realistic proposition seeing Canada is the US largest supplier, and that for 100 dollars a barrle the tar-sands can double Canadian production, while electric-based transportation can eliminate the vast majority of the rest within 10 years. Who cares what house rules the vast sands of the ME? Or what regime is in Libya? If no one wants to buy their oil they are value-less and oil less they might need to start to work rather than sit back and count the money

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