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David A. Harris
Executive Director, American Jewish Committee
Week of October 12, 2009
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Think about it.
Iran seeks nuclear-weapons capability.
Venezuela builds close ties to Iran and buys weapons from Russia.
Libya gets Britain to release a convicted murderer in the Lockerbie case and gives him a hero’s welcome.
Sudan commits war crimes in Darfur.
What do these countries – Iran, Venezuela, Libya, Sudan – have in common?
They’re all oil exporters.
And countries like the U.S. are net oil importers.
In recent years, there’s been a massive transfer of wealth from oil-importers to oil-exporters. The numbers are almost beyond belief.
Each day our country doesn’t get serious, really serious, about energy policy is another day lost – and another day of risk for our national security and economy.
Some other oil-importing countries are way ahead of us in facing the problem. It’s high time we catch up.
We can do it.
Visit ajc.org. Sign AJC’s energy pledge.
This is David Harris of AJC.
Date: 10/13/2009 12:00:00 AM