an original thinker:
“The problem we face today is not our love of oil, but oil-rich dictatorships like Iran and Saudi Arabia--who use ill-gotten profits to spread totalitarian Islamic ideology around the world and terrorize us with their minions. The solution is not to punish ourselves by renouncing oil--but to punish our enemies until they renounce their aggression.”
Let me add that the economics of oil doesn’t change if we refuse to buy oil from Saudi Arabia. Oil is not like a custom suit, tailor-made for one individual. Oil is fungible and a liquid commodity in a financial sense. It is sold into the market—not to a person. Even if we weren’t a customer
, Saudi Arabia would have the same financial income to fund the worldwide jihadist movement. Iran proves that you don’t need to sell to America to fund Islamic aggression.