Bye-Bye, OPEC? Here's an optimistic view of our energy future. Subtract Middle East Oil from the energy equation and ask whether we would be in Iraq. I am not saying we should not be in Iraq, but clearly its about what we perceive to be our economic best interests. Last week, the WSJ has a front page article on the Canadian oil sands, equally optimistic, it seems to me. Buy ExxonMobil and buy Total, the French oil company.