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The Humpty-Dumpty Middle East

Cincinnatus Redux Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 8:57 AM
A classic leftist missive. Don't comment on the policy points, but attack the other guy as incompetent based on headlines and throw away bumper sticker lines. I don't recall Romney being mentioned in the article. Anyway, you're quoting sources with a political bias. I'm sure you're more comfortable with the current administration's foreign policy expert. So, what would Joe do? Right, lead from behind.
The United States is backing off from the Middle East -- and the Middle East from the United States.

America is in the midst of the greatest domestic gas and oil revolution since the early 20th century. If even guarded predictions about new North American reserves are accurate, over the next decade the entire continent may become energy-independent, without much need of petroleum imports from the Middle East.

America's diminishing reliance on the Persian Gulf coincides with mounting Chinese dependency on Middle Eastern oil and gas. So as the Persian Gulf becomes less important to us, it...