At what cost per barrel of oil are these damn wars ? Afghanistan and Iraq for starters, close to 3 trillion so far and this supposed war on terror is nothing but the excuse the neocons needed, Afghanistan is strategicly located for oil pipelines, hense the interference there, Iraq was our friend until it nationalized its oil, Irans oil is going the wrong direction since we interferred so many times in their business over oil, if its oil wasn't heading to Russia and China rather than us, the Iranian rhetoric would be ignored (other than by Israel)
Mighty expensive per barrel cost I'd say, far more money wasted on it than it would have cost to have gone with known technologies, making improvements and perfecting them to get us off of the middle eastern oil. But then that would have hurt our big oil corps, the buddies of Bush, Cheney as well as Halliburtan and the previous Bush family military provider business KBR and we wouldn't have wanted to do that now would we. And of course its said among these elites that we have an endless supply of pawns for our wars.
As long as big oils Koch Bro's and the like, can find plenty of fools like the TBaggers to dupe and pay for taking up their cause, these wars will continue.
The sheeples keep marching for the cliff well greased with oil. Will people ever learn ?