Expensive jet fuel

The Obama administration and the Department of Defense (DOD) are under the delusion that energy fuel supplies for US armed forces are subject to the whims of potentially hostile governments. Or as Deputy Assistant Sec. of the Navy for Energy Tom Hicks put it, we need to "replace those barrels of oil from countries that don't share the same values as the United States with ones that are grown either here domestically or ones that are grown in countries that do share our values." The fact that the US is now a net exporter of all refined petroleum products, including jet fuel and marine diesel, has not registered with the Navy Department or the administration. We also now have ampl...

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