Congress can not continue to play ostrich with its head in the sand, posterior exposed position on domestic oil drilling. It is not the obvious problem of transferring 800 billion dollars a year to countries with no regard for the welfare of the U S but one of national security. Please connect the dots. China is buying up oil from Iran , the Sudan , Nigeria, and every where else it can. Russia now controls oil and gas shipments to Europe. Chavez in Venezuela controls shipments to America and could act in consort with friendly Iran and Russia to cut oil supplies to the U S . Russian naval ships are conducting manuevers with Venezuela in the Carribean. Will the politically driven congress acknowledge the threat. Heck no , they will continue to ignore the obvious and pander for votes with anti "big oil" talk and promises of a future based on alternative energy.