The U.S. is a total failure at rewiring the Islamic world, the impossible dream of disastrous wars and other interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, "the Middle East peace process" and elsewhere. Now, with predictably tragic consequences, we're about to do it again.But we meant well, and, besides, we’re Americans. Sorry about Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, and Somalia.
On to Russia.
 "When Lawmakers Forget the American Interest." By Diana West, 9/19/14.