Problem is when it concerns the Middle East, it seems hard to figure out what is good foreign policy. It's so massively complicated over there. So many different religious groups and different countries all wanting different things.
My dad (a retired army Major in the infantry) said it was easier back in the cold war days with the Soviet Union. He said there was us and there was them. Everyone in the Middle East was either an us or a them. Two sides, all in uniform, no complications.