Indeed, our reality is quite the opposite. When Nixon was in office, nearly 36 percent of the oil we consumed was imported. Today, foreign oil accounts for more than 62 percent of our daily consumption.
Check out my latest slideshow Fuelish Dreams: Every President Tries to Break U.S. Oil Addiction; Every President Fails for a closer look at each president's plan to wean us off foreign oil and whether Obama will be the one to succeed.
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