Just a Jew. Named Mitch. Writing about his feelings.

Obama = free oil?

Posted by JewMitch on July 6, 2010

A while back, I was out at dinner with a bunch of people, and I happened to be sitting next to David Smith (CEO of Sinclair Broadcasting, which was responsible for airing the anti-Kerry Swift Boat Veterans for Truth documentary back in 2004). David Smith is basically everything you expect him to be (for more back story, click here), but a nice enough guy to drink scotch and eat steak with. This was right before the Obama-McCain election, and David wanted to talk to me about why young people liked Obama so much.

D:  “I don’t understand why young people are so infatuated with Obama.  Don’t they realize that he might be Muslim?  Don’t they know how excited Muslims overseas are that he might get elected?”

M:  “I like the idea of having a president who people think is Muslim.”

D:  “How do you figure?”

M:  “Well, you would agree that America’s dependence on foreign oil is a problem, right?”

D:  “Definitely.”

M:  “And you would agree that most of the foreign oil is in Muslim controlled countries?”

D: “Yes, that’s the problem.”

M:  “Well, if the oil is controlled by Muslims, and they think Obama is Muslim, won’t they be much more generous to us with their oil if Obama becomes president?”

D: (pauses for a few beats) “Ahhhh, I see what you’re doing.”

And with that, he went back to his steak.  Although, the funny thing is that I kind of really believe that foreign policy works this way.


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