It would do us well to remember that the people in the middle east are not like us. For thousands of years they have lived in feudal systems where each clan ruled their little piece of the turf, and the clans were split predominantly among ethnic lines. They are still that way today. Freedom and democracy are foreign concepts to them. They'll band together temporarily to fight an outside enemy, but as soon as that threat is over they go back to fighting among themselves. Always have, always will, and we're not going to change thousands of years of their history in a few weeks, months, or even years.