11/17/2014 01:24 pm ET Updated Jan 17, 2015

Iraq ... Here We Go Again

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Here we go again. President Obama has just ordered thousands of more troops into Iraq to help fight ISIS. Our dependence on OPEC oil helps fuel terrorism. We've made significant strides in reducing our OPEC oil dependence, but we have a long way to go.

Why? Because we needlessly continue to import over 3 million barrels a day.

That's about half as much as we imported when you and I started the Pickens Plan, but we have the energy resources to get off OPEC oil completely and let the Chinese, the Japanese, and the Indians defend the oil they need and use.

We have to keep up the fight to introduce alternative fuels in our transportation system. Natural gas is the one that's available, abundant, cleaner, and it's ours.