We The People 2020
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
"Be aware of friends who shakes your hand with one hand and in their other hand is a knife"
Problems in the Middle East can be fixed,
you just got to know how to do it.
Our politicians look at and treat the Middle East like it’s the land of the forbidden, the land where no war can be won. So, they make policies according to that belief. Well, it's not a forbidden land and a war against terrorism can be won, but you have to change your outlook towards the Middle East.
The way we went into Iraq and Afghanistan, it would have been the same equivalency if Roosevelt told Eisenhower, "We are going to push the Nazi's out of France, Period! We are not going to advance into Germany, this is going to be a limited war!" Can you imagine how World War II would have turned out if the United States fought with such limitations? Ever since the Korean War, the United States always fought wars with such overbearing limitations. The United States needs to rid itself of this "limited war" mentality.
Believing we can march into any country, drop a few bombs, spray around a few bullets, and the end result will be a country with a democratic government, capable of sustaining itself within two years after a war. Looking back at Iraq, the United States excepted Iraq to have a functioning democratic government, in less then a year, after an intern government was in place. Looking at our own government, we have been in this business of a Republic for over 200 years, and we still can't run our own government the way its supposed to be ran, so, why did we except Iraq to accomplish this in less then two years?
The Middle East consist of terrorist groups or Jihadis such as Abu Nidal Organization, Al-Harakat Al-Islamiyya, al-Aqsa brigades, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab's, Hamas and 102 other different ones.
These groups are violent, ranging from having no affiliation with any religion to deeply set into religious believes. Their goals very from government takeovers (building their own government) to what we have now in all of these countries is a puppet regime (keeping the current government in place but controlling it). No one country alone in the Middle East can defeat these groups.
All of these groups do have one thing in common, genocide against anyone who does not believe in Islam. The Nazis preformed genocide on the Jews for believing the Jews were an inferior race and the cause of all Germany's problems.
To win the war on terrorism, The United States needs to stop worrying about each individual terrorist group and treat all of them as one big enemy. They behave in basically the same way and fight basically in the same way. The United States needs to outline the whole region where ALL the radicals groups are, and find a toe hold to where can start your move from both ends of the region, moving in towards the middle, country by country, city by city. You can’t stop until you reached the middle of the occupied region, just like we did with the Nazis in WWII. The same way we fought the Japanese, island by island never stopping. Then, and only then, will you have some kind of stability in the region.