We need to carpet bomb the entire Middle East.
With carpet bombs of food, medicine and clothing.
Of building materials.
Of instructions in native language on how to improve food (not narcotic) crop production.
On instructions in native action on health care.
With no other bullshit. No propaganda. No Rovewellianism. Just an American flag pasted to every box. And maybe a smiley face.
That would cost a hell of a lot less than we're spending now.
What would we have to lose?
We're already losing, with the strategy we have now.