"President Obama touted Yemen just last September as a country where the United States 'successfully' was 'taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines.' Some administration officials feared Obama’s boast would haunt him, and sure enough, just over a week later, Shiite rebels from the Houthi movement seized the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
Last week, after four months of relentless pressure from the Houthis and the collapse of his military, President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi resigned. Yemen became another shard of the splintering Middle East. The two most powerful forces, the Iran-backed Houthis and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), are both strongly anti-American."
Excuse me, David, but do you really think that Yemen is the only problem?
As observed two weeks ago in a Wall Street Journal article entitled "Months of Airstrikes Fail to Slow Islamic State in Syria" by Dion Nissenbaum:
"More than three months of U.S. airstrikes in Syria have failed to prevent Islamic State militants from expanding their control in that country, according to U.S. and independent assessments, raising new concerns about President Barack Obama’s military strategy in the Middle East."
Further afield, in "friendly" Turkey, following the atrocities in France earlier this month, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu responded by declaring:
"We do not allow any insult to the prophet in this country."
How much more damage can Obama do in the Middle East? Plenty, if he is allowed to sign an agreement with Iran effectively giving them atomic weapons.