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“The realization that oil is being concentrated in the Middle East has led many to argue that the United States should become more ‘energy independent.’ In response to this sort of view, Sarah Emerson of Energy Security Analysis Inc. explained in [September 21] 2002, ‘The trouble with diversifying outside the Middle East…is that it is not where the oil is. One of the best things for our supply security would be to liberate Iraq.’ ”

 – Antonia Juhasz, The Tyranny of Oil, Page 14

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