said by Groggy Greg:That all depends. It isn't as straight forward as you are making it out. said by trparky:
Not only that but many of our soldiers are still being shot at as I type this in a certain Middle Eastern hellhole that will go unmentioned.
If you mean Afghanistan, it's not in the Middle East. This error doesn't negate your point, but the typical American supposedly has poor knowledge of geography, so I figure it's worth correcting.