Saudi Arabia's Royal Family continues to play an enormous role in our national and economic security.
This isn't a "drill more at home" post. If that non-starter was such a good idea to bring down the cost of oil (five years from now), wouldn't the Saudis drilling more (right now) also bring down the price of oil?
Uh. Not according to Bloomberg.
Noted: What say you Phil Gramm & Doug Holtz-Eakin?
In any event, this is a "it's past time for a Apollo-type crash program to get us off fossil fuels entirely" post. Per GMP1 usual.