KERRY: There's nothing we value more in America than our freedom and independence. And yet here we are today a nation more dependent than ever on Mideast oil. I've proposed a plan that will make us energy independent of Mideast oil in the next 10 years. Energy independence isn't just about better gas mileage and a cleaner environment; it's about protecting our national security and our freedom. I'm John Kerry and I approved this message because a strong America is an independent America.