As though oil was unnecessary for life or that it is a bad thing.
We need it like we need nothing else save, food, water, air and protection from natural hazards.
Without oil we would be plunged into darkness and forced to try to exist in a pre-1860 lifestyle which our adversaries, who are sworn to defeat us, currently thrive.
We would be novices and at their mercy, were it ever to come to that.
And that is what they are planning for us in the US, to take away our technological advantages and leave us to try to exist on that level.
They would have the advantage then.
But about your post.
We are on our way to producing more oil than any other nation on Earth, what with new reserves having been discovered in the USA and the use of fracking techniques.
And for a long time now our consumption has primarily been supplied by NON Middle Eastern sources. We get only a fraction of our needs from the M.E.
However, our TRADING PARTNERS absolutely depend on an undisturbed flow of oil from the Gulf region.
And THAT is just ONE of the very, very, very good reasons for the invasion. We were able to guarantee our trading partners around the globe, an uninterrupted supply of oil and that kept US in business and able to live life as we know it and like it.
And while were in the neighborhood of alternative fuel, I saw a Toyota online ad which made me laugh contemptuously at their trying to see how many shum dits would get excited about their Hydrogen Fuel research.
It is amazing the nerve they have!
Hydrogen takes more energy to produce than it delivers in the final end product.
That's like getting excited at a machine which delivers an never ending supply of one dollar bills as long as you keep feeding it five dollar bills.