That is what we are headed towards anyway my friend, sooner or later. When the world no longer needs oil, the middle east F-ed in the A. We aren't going to put up with their crap anymore. People like Ahmadinejad will find a quiet horizontal existence pretty fast. Same for the Tally Ban. If the US was energy independent it could pay off China, but don't hold your breath waiting for that. The FED is doing what it can to prevent that, raising the US debt to astronomical levels, even aliens from planet Gold couldn't pay for.