The problems belong to the man in charge. It is so easy to blame the last boss for all the problems and maybe so, but the new man is in charge and it is his problems. If the new boss can't fix the problems, get a new one and stop blaming the past. The wars in the middle east are wastes, as every war we have been involved in since WW II. They are liberal wars where your hands are tied because an innocent individual might be killed. You cannot win this type of conflict.