Economic worries could force the US to re-think its policies Couple of excerpts from article: ..... "But none of this is evident. Where people on other continents feel the pressure of the crowd, Americans take in what seems deceptively like limitless, virgin territory. It is also a country, a continent, of extreme climates. This land freezes in winter and is scorching now - even with snow on the peaks around. That, too affects the American perception of climate change" ...... And neo-conservatives are worried that importing oil means relying on hostile regimes, which moreover, might funnel some of the dollars to anti-American causes. The is what the neo-cons call a "terrorism tax on the American people" The former head of the CIA, James Woolsey, for example, drives a Toyota Prius, powered partly by a battery rather than the notorious internal combustion engine which burns gasoline and emits the smoke that many scientists believe causes global warming. Mr Woolsey, no tree-hugging liberal he, drives this cleaner car for what he calls "national security reasons". What do you guys think of this article?