I’m cleaning out teh Intrawebs and lo’ and behold I got a piece o’ mail from operative junior-grade crash test scientist, BG:
Regarding Rep. Edward Markey’s claim that we’re in Libya for the oil, perhaps he should follow the age-old rule, “research first, shoot off mouth later.”
The U.S. imports insignificant amounts of crude oil and petroleum from Libya. We import more crude oil from Argentina than we do from Libya; we import more petroleum from the Virgin Islands – that’s right, the Virgin Islands – than we do from Libya.
Oh, I suppose Markey could claim that oil is a fungible commodity, it all goes on the world market, blah blah blah, but that just undermines his argument further; if Libya is going to dump its oil in the world market pool, we don’t need to be there to protect our interests. There may be other good reasons to be there, but this isn’t one of them.
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