For decades we've been importing oil from the Middle East because it's cheap. And for decades we've spent billions guarding this oil with our military. When you factor the huge cost of maintaining planes, ships and troops in this dangerous part of the world, is this oil really that cheap? It's time our leaders recognized this. We must divorce ourselves from the Mideast by producing our own energy, including nuclear, coal, oil, natural gas, wind, solar — whatever it takes.