While we've all been hopefully enjoying our holidays, I want to get your opinions on the situation with Iran and the Strait of Hormuz. There's a lot of posturing going on, but the situation could get serious very quickly as the Strait is narrow and much of the oil from that area goes right by Iran. And now Iran is demonstrating that they have long range missile capability. http://www.businessweek.com/news/20...ld-shut-in-gulf-oil-exports-analyst-says.html http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/29/world/meast/iran-strait-hormuz-explainer/index.html I've said several times that I consider energy independence to be a matter of national security. We are addicted to oil and our addiction gives them power. We don't need to stop using oil. We simply need to decrease our reliance upon it so that we don't HAVE to purchase it from hostile areas of the world. I am baffled that energy independence and alternative sources of energy continue to be seen as a 'green' issue and dismissed by "conservatives" as a lefty position. In my opinion, it's irresponsible and short sighted.