John McCain said that the way Americans use oil "is a serious threat to our security, our economy and the well-being of our planet." He said this during a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
"Al-Qaida must revel in the irony that America is effectively helping to fund both sides of the war they caused. As we sacrifice blood and treasure, some of our gas dollars flow to the fanatics who build the bombs, hatch the plots and carry out attacks on our soldiers and citizens," he said. "The transfer of American wealth to the Middle East helps sustain the conditions on which terrorists prey.