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Friday, September 02, 2005
Here is some fantastic news out of the Rocky Mountains which has the potential to change our foreign policy significantly in the future (H/T to Instapundit):
If this pans out, this could be have the biggest impact on United States foreign policy since the USSR tested it's first atomic bomb. I'm serious. Imagine how our stance with the Middle East would change if we didn't have to care about OPEC? Sure this type of oil is more expensive... now. But if we commit to mining it, then companies will do everything they can to make it cheaper to produce if for no other reason than to increase their profits.
Imagine how things would change if we had 3 times more oil than the entire Middle East. I'm not saying that the tables would exactly flip and we'd have a ton of power over them... but they would no longer have any power over us... which would leave us in the enviable position of dealing with terrorist supporting nations (*cough* Saudi Arabia) like we haven't been able to in the past.
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