Did I say Texas?
The Middle East has always been an energy consumer. The "energy" it consumes is the spirit of those who enter there. Take a look at the bruises of any who have been there. Over the last 3000 years.
I said when we went into Iraq & Afghanistan that it would suck us dry....looks like it has. and the rest of the lot who went with us.
I stand with my view that the neocons sold us out.
Not that all can't be renewed. Just that I thought it was a great chance fumbled.