We shouldn't be conducting wars in the Middle-East to begin with. Just ask former SecDef Gates:
“In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined,’ as General MacArthur so delicately put it,” Mr. Gates told an assembly of Army cadets here.
If we follow Gates' advice, we can close many bases in Europe and Asia. I don't suppose you're going to say he doesn't know what he's taking about, are you?