You will note that I have said little or nothing about what the US should do in the long stretch of territory from Bosnia to Pakistan. This is because I have no idea what the hell we should do. I sense at some primitive level that Obama has erred enormously in giving away wars that we actually won at great cost in Iraq and Afghanistan. But as to what he actually should do in a positive sense, or what we should absolutely avoid doing, I throw up my hands.
I fear that the only solutions will be the Asian ones, where one or more tribes is simply eliminated forever. It is perhaps easy to step back and say "We are not called to this. The US or the UN is not the World Enforcer. Let it go, it is not our battle." Intellectually, this is what I believe. But there are real children, real fathers supporting families, real teachers... real fishermen and shopkeepers and farmers and barbers and midwives and breadbakers in all of this.
Sometimes we must embrace the evil that is least bad in foreign affairs. Yet I cannot even say what that is. Save them all. Kill them all. Ignore them all.