From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesHow Hydrogen Can Save America
March 12, 2003 3:41 PM
We're about to embark on another 10 year $200 billion plan to rebuild Iraq, and probably the rest of the Middle East while we're at it. A serious push to remove our dependence on oil would achieve better results with far less risk and bloodshed.
Granted, this is a bit simplistic, but if we don't need oil anymore, we don't need the Middle East anymore. If we don't need them, we also don't need military force in the region. Without military force, the anti-American vitriol that leads to terrorism slowly evaporates. All of a sudden, the region has to figure out how to live in a world that doesn't need them anymore. No longer will dictators seize control of countries to exploit their oil resources.
Most importantly, it gives us to the opportunity to lead by example, and not by force. Respected, not despised.
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