So this is my first post on the forum, and I am hoping I will find some intellectuals rather than a bunch of trolls. I am one of those few Americans who doesn't really buy into either party line, and really spends some time looking at all sides of an argument before forming an opinion. And even then, that opinion is actively and openly challenged each time I revisit it. All that being said, this morning's events really got me wondering what the best path forward in the middle east (in general) is for the U.S. I think I tend slightly towards "isolationism" in terms of removing ourselves from the equation whenever possible, but obviously the ripple effects of that are dramatic and painful. I definitely don't shy away from military action when needed, but am far from convinced that is the best solution for the majority of cases. At any rate, I am curious to hear other people's well formed opinions. There is no need to post some uneducated flame or troll post. I will be more than happy to give you a free negative rating just for the asking. To me the question is : "How will the United States manage future relations with countries who are more radical in terms of religious crossover into government?"