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Thursday, Oct 14, 2004

about to oil

"Fortunately, Michael Klare, our preeminent expert on "resource wars," has come out with his new book, Blood and Oil, The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum, in the nick of time. If you want to grasp the geopolitics of oil, or the future oil wars we're heading for, or what reaching American oil "autonomy" (Klare's more modest term for it) and unwinding ourselves from despotic regimes like the Saudis might actually involve, don't miss this indispensable book. Below he describes how, under the pressure of Bush administration energy geopolitics (and under the guise of anti-terrorism), the U.S. military is being remolded into an oil-protection force."