Monday, December 29, 2008

Go green, plzzz!

Tom Friedman while rehashing his argument for gas tax observes the perils of petro dollars flowing around the world:

The same is true in geopolitics. A gas tax reduces gasoline demand and keeps dollars in America, dries up funding for terrorists and reduces the clout of Iran and Russia at a time when Obama will be looking for greater leverage against petro-dictatorships. It reduces our current account deficit, which strengthens the dollar. 
What he leaves unsaid or unnamed is the country that gets these petro dollars and  channels them to the terrorists. While it's politically correct to name Russia, and Iran as the bad guys the Saudis remarkably remain unsullen. If the world has to root out terrorism, it should "follow the money."

Saudi sheiks have been exporting Wahabbism for decades now, and their oil money sustains the terrorist infrastructure, the madrasas, and the jihad factories of this world. Our dependence on Saudi oil is the elephant in the room. Seculars know that.

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