Patterson’s predicament is emblematic of American policy in the Mideast for the past sixty years. For the most part it is confusing, has alienated the majority of the regions population and has not benefited the United States. The reality is that oil will find its way to American shores as long as we have the hard currency to pay. The sellers must market their oil or they will wither and die. There will never again be a successful OPEC boycott.
The reality is, America would have more than enough oil pumped right here, if it weren't for the Libs.