“America has no vested interest other than oil in that region and the best thing we can do is hold their coats while they fight it out.”
The Muslims are hell-bent on the ruination of Israel and the West and all of modernity. Thus we have a VERY VESTED interest in ALL of their acts and utterances of barbarism—especially the use of WMD.
This Rand Paul “no US interest” argument was equally true as regards Afghanistan and western Asia ten seconds before Flight #10 hit the tower.
Agreed PB, Al Queda and Obama are on the same page with Israel and the West. Becoming energy independent would begin to starve the terrorists and force them to fight each other.
An attack on Israel will be ignored by the regime.