The Saudi military risks inspiring future generations of extremists dedicated to disrupting the established order in the Arabian Peninsula.
A return to power by Maliki and his bloc would usher in a return to the corruption and mismanagement that plagued Iraq during his initial tenure.
The lack of ambassadors in the Middle East is even more striking when one considers the importance of the countries from which they are absent.
The past sixteen years have illustrated that combating a force as nebulous as “terrorism” is exceptionally difficult; there is little reason to believe that expanding the war will end it.
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