Saturday, August 19, 2006

Thomas Friedman-War on Daddy's Dime

Friedman hits the nail on the head again today in his op-ed piece.

"Yes, thanks to $70-a-barrel oil you can have Katyusha rockets and butter at the same time. When oil money is so prevalent, why not? Hezbollah and Iran are like a couple of rich college students who rented Lebanon for the summer, as if it were a beach house. “C’mon, let’s smash up the place,” they said to themselves. “Who cares? Dad will pay!” The only thing Nasrallah didn’t say to Lebanese was, “Hey, keep the change.”"

He argues that cutting oil prices will hurt Iran's ability to pay for wars. We are funding their wars with our driving habits.

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