The long U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt is likely drawing to a close. What once worked to assure stability in the region and keep the oil flowing will not work in the face of Iranian nuclear capability, and the administration is disinclined to rethink a workable strategy. The United States will likely reengage, but only when the resulting chaos spreads to our shores, as it surely will.
I have long maintained that Obama’s goal was a withdrawal from the Middle East.
The Iran deal has opened the floodgates and Israel will now find itself increasingly isolated as other nations follow Obama’s lead and offer at best token lip service in Israel’s defense.
Europe will certainly accelerate the process to appease its Muslim hordes.