Video: The cost of our involvement in the Middle East is just too much

“In effect, the fifth fleet is protecting the OPEC cartel, because the 17 million (barrels of oil) that comes out of the Straits (of Hormuz), we get 1.7 million. Get that. 10 percent of the oil. The rest of it goes to China and Europe, and we pay for all of the protection of this convoy of oil that is moving through there every day. You know, we’ve got to be saps to do this.” Boone Pickens

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