The governments in the Middle East were all hard core, right wing governments. Either with Religion in charge or heavily influenced by Religion. The goad of the right wing, by sending young Americans off to fight in the Middle East, was to create "Liberal Democratic Governments" that we could work with. We all know that heavily right wing religious governments are steeped in dogma, intractable and impossible to work with. This is an important lesson. What has it taught us?