As is being described by U.S. Military Generals, the forces we are allying with are some of the same forces we have been fighting in Afghanistan.
It should not be news to any American, that the Taliban and Al Qaeda, are masters of filling a leadership vacuum, and creating a militant theocracy to control the country and it's people.
And they make a formidable enemy. Witness the havoc inflicted on the Russian troops that engaged them for 10 years. And in October, 2011, it shall be 10 years of U.S. engagement in Afghanistan.
All this resistance has come from a clan that has no affiliation with any certain Country to give it support in manpower or materials.
The fundamental policy of the United States to establish peace and create stability, cannot be abandoned, or compromised. The American Forefathers were well aware of the price of establishing and maintaining peace and stability, and the expense shall never be anything resembling a bargain.
The current administrations conduct, is displaying ambivalence to this basic tenet, and all countries and world leaders are taking note of this behavior.
With the organized turmoil taking place in several countries across the Middle East, and no discernable leadership or individuals to deliberate with whom would describe the objectives of their movement, it looks extremely foolish to involve any countries manpower and military resources to enable their hollow triumph.
Americas former wars were fought with Countries and established Governments, that could be well defined. Once these wars concluded, America engaged in massive assistance to help rebuild infrastructure and establish commerce within these countries. This policy will become a certain combat victory for the 'rebel forces' we are now assisting.
With the most incompetent, irresponsible, and ill prepared individual, and 'administration', in power, to ever 'lead' our Nation into any conflict, the world is much less safe, and a much more treacherous place for all it's inhabitants.