If We Can’t Win in the Middle East, Why Don’t We Just Leave?
War Is Boring

JUST do what the Romans did, crucify everyone who wasn’t on message.

Nah, seriously though until there is no oil interest there will always be entanglement and the Saudis are really doing their damnedest to keep the US tied up there because its in Saudi Arabia’s interest. If the US gained oil independence then there is little reason for all the forces in the region and who would fill the void created if the US wound down in the region? there is no one. Saudi Arabia’s enemy Iran would really be emboldened like never before and thats not on as far as Saudi is concerned, thus the oil price being driven down.

There can be no victory just an acceptable level of painful containment