The US can drone and weaken isis, but a decade has shown, the US is not qualified to mediate sunni shiite divide.
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) September 11, 2014
Does anyone disagree with Mr. Engel here? I watched the speech last night. As usual, PBO seemed refreshingly rational. Unlike his predecessor, PBO doesn’t have grandiose delusions about the US stomping through the region all Godzilla-like to alter the course of history.
But, for me, at least, it keeps coming back to this: Is widening US involvement in the Middle East a good idea? Does it serve our interests? And, for me, at least, the answer is: NOPE.