...one thing I would be doing is decreasing Chinese dependence on fossil fuels, and developing renewable energy technology. That way, as oil runs out and climbs above $120, countries whose voters didn't demand foresight of their elected leaders would be, pardon the pun, over a barrel. If your military has no fuel, it doesn't matter how big it is.
In this article about Arizona officials trying to woo solar technology developers, count up the companies they visited in California that were from China.
Meanwhile, American social conservatives continue to knee-jerk-react to any suggestion that the U.S. consume less oil as if changing our principle energy source and suppliers is a form of communism. When did conservatives decide to let the elitists running oil companies and their PR agents make decisions for them?