Iraq ... Here We Go Again

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 14:  US Army guardsmen load a lorry with their luggage as they leave at the end of their tou
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 14: US Army guardsmen load a lorry with their luggage as they leave at the end of their tour at Kandahar airfield on November 14, 2014 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Now that British combat operations have ended and the last UK base in Afghanistan had been handed over to the control of Afghan security forces, any remaining troops are leaving the country via Kandahar. As the drawdown of the US-led coalition troops heads into its final stages, many parts of Kandahar airfield, once home to tens of thousands of soldiers and contractors, are being closed or handed over to the Afghans. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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.