Face it, the USA is pouring trillions of dollars all over the middle eastern and Central Asian region in order to set up the world chess board to secure ongoing flows of crude oil out of and piped across those places.
If only the US was pouring a sizable fraction of that into getting economies of scale in renewable energy alternatives that are source-able within your own nation. For instance, large scale algae farms that can be grown in tanks on marginal land, and directly used in cars, trucks and aeroplanes as an alternative to "gas".
Edited, May 24th 2012 3:55pm by Aripyanfar
I don't think that reverance or respect for the dead needs the dead to be hidden from sight completely. It is the attitude that you bring, as a witness to a dead body, that matters, not the display and witnessing of a dead body, per se.