Pat Buchanan on Energy & Oil
2000 Reform Candidate for President
A: I believe they ought to drill in the ANWR. It’s only a portion of it. There’s five billion barrels of oil there. But more important, the United States, instead of busting up Microsoft, an American asset, ought to have a national policy to break up the OPEC cartel. It is a price-rigging, criminal conspiracy designed to loot the West and the United States of scores of billions of dollars every single year. Cut off all IMF foreign aid loans to any country that belongs to OPEC. Tell any country that does belong to OPEC, ‘U.S. security guarantees are going to be lifted unless you drill more oil.’ We have got to play hardball. These people in Washington-Clinton talks about the idea of free trade and interdependence. These people don’t believe in that. They believe in driving you to the wall. If they get control of a commodity that you don’t have-and the United States needs an America first policy of economic nationalism to deal with it.
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