When Egypt and Libya stabilize, they’ll look more like Iran with Taliban-like Islamic extremist, anti-American regimes. Syria will join them when Assad has been executed. The Arab/Islamic uprising will unite all Islamic countries against us if they don’t disintegrate into sectarian warfare.
By the time that happens mac daddy will be living in Iran as their national hero.
Syria is a damned if we do, damned if we don’t situation. Libya’s a low grade civil war. Egypt at least still has the army in control.. I agree we don’t need to hand Syria to the same bunch. The fact that the Saudis are upset with both Russia and us over Syria tells you something. The Saudis see us as useful idiots.
That’s why we need to pass the natural gas act and move to energy independence. We need to cut the flow of cash into the Middle East. Maybe we’ll delay the Islamic hoard for a generation.