Like I said, sometimes he is a very funny man.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Personally I don't think its on the same level as divvying up the ME and doing deals to put some of these governments in place within these artificial boundaries. The US had zero to do with that.
The US is of course a HUGE arms supplier to the region. Nice looking M1A1s on the streets of Cairo...
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville