Thomas Friedman: Go green to support Iran's reformers

New York Times (NYT) columnist Thomas Friedman, author of The World Is Flat, last week argued, quite persuasively, that the United States has a new reason to become more energy-efficient, i.e. to become green -- it's the Green Party in Iran.

I have long favored a transition away from oil – and especially imported oil – to keep more energy dollars circulating at home, in the domestic U.S. economy, to reduce greenhouse gases, and to increase the nation's foreign policy flexibility.