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It couldn’t be more clear that U.S. military – and even diplomatic – presence in the Arab Middle East does more harm than good.

It’s time to pull up stakes. America, under Barack Obama, is in no position to defend our interests there.

Our interests are two-fold:

  • oil
  • Israel

As for oil, America has reserves in excess of those of Saudi Arabia. We should drill. We should build refineries. We should harvest our natural gas supplies. We should explore and drill off shore. And we should build the Canadian pipeline.

If we do those things, we don’t need Arab oil – and the blood, aggravation, hatred and death that comes with it.

As for Israel, America has become a liability. The U.S. treats Israel like a pariah state that does not have the same rights as other sovereign nations – defending itself from unjustified attacks, building and repairing homes and businesses in its own capital, erecting fences to protect itself from maniacs who seek to kill and maim its civilians, attack and destroy nuclear facilities from neighboring countries threatening the country with annihilation.

America is no longer a blessing to Israel. It has become a curse.

At the same time we pull up stakes from the Middle East, we should end all foreign aid – not only the Middle east, but to the entire world. It’s not money we have, and it’s not constitutional to spend it this way if we had it.

If this sounds like a prescription for neo-isolationism, forgive me. That’s what it is. It’s the only policy that makes sense for America as long as we have a man in the White House who doesn’t attend daily security briefings and who seems genuinely surprised that his calculations to undermine Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Moammar Gadhafi in Libya and Bashar Assad in Syria at the behest of the Muslim Brotherhood fanatics has backfired in the form of attacks on U.S. embassies.

Obama is reaping what he has sown. And it’s not a pretty harvest.

He doesn’t even know if Egypt is an ally or a foe.

He wouldn’t recognize an ally if one came knocking on his door – as Benjamin Netanyahu has done on more than one occasion.

In other words, his Middle East policy – like all of his foreign and domestic policies – seems calculated to bring America down.

I want to raise America up.

We can’t do that meddling in the affairs of people who hate us, despise us and want to kill us.

  • Shut the borders to any new Muslim immigration so this kind of madness doesn’t come to our shores
  • Develop our own natural resources in the U.S. and with friendly neighbors to the north so we are no longer dependent on the barbarians in the Mideast.
  • Work strategically as an ally with Israel as an equal partner – not as a bully.

That’s what we need to do – and we need to do it now.

Barack Obama is setting the stage for a regional war – if not a world war – through his incoherent policies in the Middle East.

Get out now, wave goodbye and be done with the fanatics. Let them seethe in their own anger – and watch them turn on each other.

No more American blood should be spilled there.

Israel is quite prepared to take care of itself. We should simply green-light our friends to do whatever is necessary to defend themselves with our blessing – and sell them all the arms and munitions they need.

That’s my simple solution to what we see happening in the Middle East – simple, neat and clean.

What’s wrong with this prescription?

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