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From a security point of view US wars have become self sustaining.

A quick google and I come up with 19.6 million barrels of oil per day usage in the US. That works out to 18% of the US oil requirements are military.

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by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Mon Jun 18th, 2007 at 06:33:34 PM EST

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