Much of the Middle East is a jigsaw puzzle of conflicting religious states without a Democratic, Middle Class or Capitalist Culture. The entire area is mired in enduring conflicts that have been going on for thousands of years. There is no record of American interference resulting in any positive impact regardless of the money spent and lives lost. There is an old joke that "when you find yourself in a deep hold... stop digging." PLEASE GO TO THE "PRESS" SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE TO READ MY POSITION PAPERS ON THE MIDDLE EAST.