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Most (61% in December 2008) of U.S. Oil imports come from the western hemisphere according to the U.S. Government: mainly Canada, Venezuela and Mexico with some from Brazil. Next come Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Angola and Russia. To look at things differently from the usual spin, 83% of imported oil does not come from the Middle East where we are always "at war to protect our vital interests." Only Saudi Arabia provided oil to the U.S. then — nobody else in the Middle East did. What vital interests?