Why did God put our fuel under there?
I just watched Monday’s Daily Show, which covered the Iraqi elections (it was more optimistic, and thus less funny, than usual). The super-brainy Fareed Zakaria was the guest (you can watch the interview here). The last question Jon Stewart asked was, “Why did God put our fuel under there?” Ha ha, yeah, funny, and all Zakaria could really do is make a lame joke in response.
Here’s what he should have said, “The point is not that our fuel ended up under an unstable area, it’s that the world’s reliance on a non-renewable resource means that areas where it’s highly concentrated will end up unstable. The problem is not oil under tumult, it’s the inevitable tumult over oil.”