This book offers a good historical account of the U.S. commitment to Persian Gulf oil from the FDR administration to the present. It makes a strong case for recognizing two things: 1) there isn't enough oil in the Persian Gulf to meet projected U.S. energy needs during the first half of the 21st century; 2) the United States has developed and projected massive military might into the Persian Gulf/Middle East as a result of its thirst for oil. Both points suggest that the time has come to rethink our national energy policy and its linkage to national security strategy. A simple calculation shows that the $800 billion spent on the war in Iraq would have been far better spent on developing alternative energies and conservation measures.
Causes Robert Earle Supports
World Wildlife Fund