Our pretend Secretary of State executing our pretend foreign policy is off to Saudi Arabia.
According to the press, Hillary Clinton met Saudi King Abdullah to ask him not to reduce Saudi oil production. Let me translate: "Please, Your Royal Highness, please help Obama get re-elected." I guess we can add, "So that he will have 'flexibility' in dealing with the Middle East."
So our government is, once again, begging the Saudis for help. We prostrate ourselves before and kiss the feet of the despicable Saudi royals, but punch the face of our friend Stephen Harper in Canada, and turn down the Keystone Pipeline.
Are we becoming like the Huns described by Churchill, "at your feet or at your throat"? Under Obama, if you are our foe, we are at your feet; if you have the misfortune of being our friend, we are at your throat.
When will this stop?
With the new technologies developed in the US and Canada, North America has more oil than Saudi Arabia, and, in fact, the US and Canada might well prove to have more oil than anybody else on the planet. As new technologies and techniques come on line, an increasing amount of our oil resources will be accessible.
So, I guess it's ok to buy oil from the Saudis and Hugo Chavez, but not from Alberta, North Dakota, Colorado, or Texas? We would rather have to fight for oil off the coasts of Iran, than drill for it off the coasts of Louisiana? We would rather have to drill troops for war, than dill wells for our economy?
November, November, November. Remember all of this when you vote in November.