This argument has been tossed around for too long. Here's the skinny of it. When oil prices rise, unemployment follows suit. When unemployment rises 1%, child abuse goes up and domestic disturbences go up. In fact, historically a 1% increase in unemployment leads to 600 extra suicides, 900 extra murders, and 20,000 extra hospital visits because of heart attacks. So, it appears that we must trade blood for oil. However, keep in mind that the military exists to protect the citizens of this nation. I hate to say this, but sometimes soldiers must die in battle to protect civilians in the rest of society. The answer: Buy a hybrid car.