The United States is in a difficult position. We understand that intervention in the Arab Muslim world is a thankless task that inevitably leads to further hatred of America and fixes absolutely nothing.
Nothing can be fixed in the Arab Muslim world because the countries there have no sense of personal responsibility. The sectarian hatred, feuds, and endless carnage of these dysfunctional states are foundational pillars of Islamic culture. No amount of Western meddling or so-called free elections can fix these countries.
We cannot change their history, for the better, because we believe that history moves forward. Islam’s version of history moves backward, to the 7th century. These two world-views can never be reconciled.