Lets say we throw in the towel and decide to stop protecting the middle east using American soldiers and tax dollars and leave the middle east to deal with their issues? Then we offer to provide protection but only on profitable terms, we charge them a contracting fee to provide safety at terms that makes the US money. Those Arab fatcats should be able to pony up money to keep the king in power and safe. If we pull the heck out , Kuwait,Saudi Arabia etc.. would be at risk. We should pull out of all countries and empty all bases and charge countries for protection. South Korea, Japan,Germany,France,Israel will have to pony up money. No more free lunches on our dime. One reason these euro countries tout superiority over us is because the do not have to fund a military since they get free protection thanks to american tax dollars.