I'll point out that we do a HUGE a mount of trading and business with Venezuela - a lot of it directly led by our government.
I quote from the link I gave a few posts up the page:
If we didn't import oil from Venezuela then who else would we do business *with* - seeing as how doing business with them is "a stupid business decision"Despite political tensions between the United States and Venezuela, the United States remains Venezuela's most important trading partner. In 2009, bilateral trade topped U.S. $37.4 billion. Venezuelan exports to the United States were U.S. $28.1 billion (accounting for at least 46% of total Venezuelan exports), and U.S. exports to Venezuela were $9.4 billion (or 24.3% of total Venezuelan imports). The U.S. is the single most important customer for Venezuelan oil. Venezuela shipped an average of 1.1 million barrels of crude oil and petroleum products per day to the U.S. in 2009 (through November), a figure which accounts for at least half of Venezuelan oil exports and 12% of U.S. oil imports.
Who would be better? where does the world's oil sources come from, anyway?
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