Naive? No, more like being mature about it. If people are so worried about the price of oil then make the price of oil irrelevant. There are other places we can get oil. Also the idea that a small nation can dictate via fear to a large nation is a sure sign of immaturity. This "threat" alone should be a catalyst to move forward aggressively for alternatives that WE have at our disposal to make oil and the "threat" it holds irrelevant. The problem again is with people buying into the idea that we can't break the dependence on oil. Bullshyte, we can if we put our collective mind and effort to it. We have a counter to their threat... food. Again by not meddling into the affairs of other nations, making no allegiance to any side and engaging in open commerce will yield far better global position that using brute force. Having a strong military to defend our nation from unprovoked attack, just like we did when Jefferson sent Marines to Tripoli, is adequate enough. Tell me, do you get into your neighbors family decisions and business? Do you tell them how to live their lives and how to elect their family leaders? You know damn well if you did you would hit the unpopular list really damn quick. Now imagine if you kept open relations with your neighbor. Engaging in friendly trade and company. Life would be a whole lot better. It's true on a small scale and it's true on a large scale. You don't go to war just because you don't like what someone is doing. You go to war because they have openly attacked you. And the idea of "pre-emptive" strikes and war is ridiculous and puts YOU the aggressor on the losing side. Even if you win... you still lose.