Yes, it will be painful. Yes, it will be an admission of failure. Oh well. Time to get the hell out of the middle east, period. Doesn't it piss people off at all that the oil we purchase from the middle east helps fund Islamic terrorism? Do the Saudis cut us a break on the price of oil? Doesn't anyone understand that those folks don't like us now, didn't like us before, won't like us in the future? Time to cut and run, give up trying to solve problems in that region...when we can't even solve our own problems.