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US oil consumption in 1970: 17.7 million barrels per day
US oil consumption in 1980: 17.1 million barrels per day
US oil consumption in 1990: 17.0 million barrels per day
US oil consumption in 2000: 19.7 million barrels per day

US share of global oil consumption in 1970: 31%
US share of global oil consumption in 1980: 27%
US share of global oil consumption in 1990: 26%
US share of global oil consumption in 2000: 26%

Imported oil as a percentage of total American use in 1970: 22%
Imported oil as a percentage of total American use in 1980: 37%
Imported oil as a percentage of total American use in 1990: 42%
Imported oil as a percentage of total American use in 2000:  51%24

In April 2008, five years after President Bush declared the War in Iraq over . . .
Monthly cost of the war in Iraq: $12 billion
Number of American troops in Iraq: 155,000
Number of American troops killed in Iraq: 3990
Estimated Number of Iraqi civilians killed since the war began: 82,000-89,00025

President George W. Bush’s approval rating in February 2001: 42%
President George W. Bush’s approval rating in November 2001: 90%
President George W. Bush’s approval rating in January 2009: 22%26

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