>Around the world, responsible nations must defend against threats to sovereignty not just from global governance, but also from other, new forms of coercion and domination.
>In America, we believe strongly in energy security for ourselves and for our allies.
Is that why you're always blowing the Saudis?
>We have become the largest energy producer anywhere on the face of the Earth.
>The United States stands ready to export our abundant, affordable supply of oil, clean coal, and natural gas.
And rape our natural lands in the process of acquiring such?
>OPEC and OPEC nations, are, as usual, ripping off the rest of the world, and I don’t like it.
So, wait, they're ripping off the rest of the world but you're working closely with them as discussed in the earlier part of your speech? That doesn't follow.
Why aren't you sanctioning them, like Iran and the Norks?
>Nobody should like it.
Then why is nobody doing anything about it? Oh, because the US currency is petrodollar, and threat to that status quo would threaten it, so you wouldn't LET anyone do anything about it.
>We defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices. Not good.
Then why don't we just take them over?
>We want them to stop raising prices,
Why would they?
>we want them to start lowering prices,
Why would they?
>and they must contribute substantially to military protection from now on.
But they don't. You just signed a giant deal letting Saudis buy American military equipment - from moPost too long. Click here to view the full text.