you are obviously insinuating that we are in Iraq for their oil. We've been there since 2003. Show me one shred of evidence how we have benefited an ounce from their oil supplies.
I'm not sure what qualifies you to be giving history lessons? Innovation is what defines America, not a few people you see on TV wearing "bling". Who first took flight? Who invented the microchip? Who designed the first accurate laser guided missile? Who is about to unveil the world's first unmanned fighter jet?
Who do you think is going to come up with the answer to reliance on oil?
If a history lesson teaches us anything, the answer will be the United States of America.