It’s never as simple as it seems. Foreign relations is a complex beast. For instance, this article about rare metal mining and how we are currently dependent on China for our needs shows how complicated things can get. We’re not exactly best pals with China, which makes the whole situation a disaster waiting to happen.
When we talk about dependence on foreign oil, we should really say “dependence on foreign resources”. We’ve allowed ourselves in the USA to become reliant on countries that definitely don’t have our best interests in mind.
It’s time to get our country moving again. Boot the eco-nuts out of office, take power away from the EPA, loosen regulations on mining and development, and spur industries to expand here instead of overseas.