It's a free country!
Well, maybe not. As explained in this article, the American economy - our vaunted free market - is more or less subject to the whims of a Kingdom. The oil that makes us free from places. The plastic that makes us free from frugality. The fertilizers and pesticides that make us free from the tyranny of growing food. It's just so great, being so free! Don't you feel secure at night, knowing your future lies in the hands of the Saudis?
Well, maybe if we say it enough times, it must be true. Freedom.... Freedom... Freedom!!! OK, all better! How do you say it in Arabic? Maybe "pretty please?"