It is difficult to escape the conclusion that we have no idea what we’re
doing in the Middle East, writes New Hampshire State Rep. and retired
Army colonel James McConnell at the
link. "The winners in our Middle Eastern disaster are the Russians,
Chinese, Shias, various arms makers and contractors and an element in
Israeli politics which believes, mistakenly in my view, the more turmoil
in the Arab world the better. Everyone else has taken a beating, the US
most of all."