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Letter to the Editor: Our dependence on foreign oil

By KEITH SMITH

Editor,

We depend upon foreign oil by choice. For decades our energy policy under the Dems or the Repubs has been the same: first bleed the other countries dry then tap our own resources.

We have even defended this strategy with the lives of our soldiers. All the posturing, the finger-pointing, and the pep talks are a lot of political nonsense. Of course we have enough reserves and much more in untapped reservoirs.

But if we deplete it 'now' we will have to depend on 'others' later- not by choice then, but really depend on them. Or should we continue to hoard our own and let the world depend on us some day?

I do not believe that one drop of foreign oil is worth the life of one American soldier- but those in power feel otherwise. What about you? Is it time to start using our own reserves? Or should we continue to use up our neighbor's first?




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