I didn't make an argument though, it's just my opinion.
again, that's the isolationist in me.
you might have faith that the "investments" made in those countries will pay off, but all I have seen demonstrated over time is people in those countries taking what we hand them and turning it into weapons on us later.
You can't make people change and you can't buy their "love"
I stand by my position to let them all drag each other down and if they turn a dark glance in our direction, turn em into a parking lot.
That's where Clinton and company went wrong, they got the intel and then just sat on it. I am not saying only collect it and do nothing. If they are sending something our way, don't pussyfoot around, turn those sand dunes into glass and those jungles into deserts.
The problem with our gov't is they are too afraid to actually wage war when they set off talking a big game and about kicking butt, then just trying to buy their way out of it instead.
like I said earlier, if the gov't gonna have the cojones to talk war, then they better go to put them down and keep them down.
instead we get the half ass efforts we have gotten because they think they can salvage a couple of dollars.