In today's WSJ. I could hardly hold down my breakfast after reading this article. The President and Congress d!(king around as they are. Handwringing over military cuts, asking how we drop a billion in aid to Egypt. All the while we have the Navy's 5th fleet protecting shipments of oil from countries who hate us to countries which resent us. The subtitle of the article is: Beijing Depends on U.S. Military to Secure Middle East Imports My favorite quote comes from a former Chinese Energy official. When asked whether China could assume a greater role in protecting shipping lanes, he responded: "Why don't the Americans do the job for now." http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...4.html?mod=WSJ_hppMIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond If you do not have a subscription, PM me your email address and I'll send it to you legally.