Exactly. And regardless of how much oil America uses there will ALWAYS be a vested interest when a country attempts to overthrow another country for its resources.
well our military meddling in the oil market always seems to be about countries trying to start up a currency that is not the USD
Everyone wants a currency that is more stable, possibly pegged directly to a commodity, but if enough people were to transition to such a currency then the USD loses its greatest/only strength; everyone uses it
Think about where the value behind the currency comes from when they're doing inflationary spending; directly from the labor of anyone that is holding onto the USD. The value behind the currency doesn't just appear from nowhere, it is fractioned off of the existing supply of currency.
Now apply that line of thinking to our obscene military budget and all of our stupid 'oil wars' and meddling in global politics. Easy enough to see that junk as 'currency wars' instead, destabilizing competing currencies so that those who print ours can continue quietly skimming off the value behind it and stealing from everyone that uses it as a store of value in any amount. It's a tax on the poor that knows no nationality, since many people in poorer countries do hold onto the USD as a better store of value than their own local currencies.