It's like Yugoslavia all over again except this time we helped make the sandwich...
The thing that pisses me off the worst is how we never learn from others' mistakes, nor even our own.
In that part of the world, the enemy of my enemy still isn't my friend and never will be.
Iraq and Saddam got where they were because we thought Iran was our greater threat and decided to support Iraq in their war. Now we're thinking about doing the same thing only in reverse.
Same deal with Afghanistan, arm the goat herders to fight off the USSR, and face the leftover weapons we manufactured when we roll in 20 years later. How would you like to be the asshole who had to go tell a kid's parents that their child died in a helicopter shot down with a Stinger made by Raytheon in ing Arizona?