US National Interest in the Mideast
The US military is involved in perpetual police work in the Mideast that is not in the national interest. The Western powers redrew the borders in the Mideast as well as those in Central and Eastern Europe at the end of World War II. A comparison of European maps now with ones from the 1980s shows the sort of reorganizing along religious and ethnic grounds that will occur in the Mideast. It is time for to allow the locals to determine their own borders and political organization.