These are our closest allies in the region? Along with Musharraf's Pakistan? Oh, and Israel, our proxy and every Arab's friend. What a nightmare place to live, and the US is at least partially culpable for these systems staying in place.
Um, I have an idea: Let's get the hell out of the Middle-East entirely. That would require eliminating our additiction to oil. So let's do that, then let the Middle-East go ahead and destroy itself in whatever spectacular fashion they prefer. Or - hey, here's a thought! - leave them alone long enough so that the people living there realize that most of their problems are due to having religious-dictatorial governments. Maybe then they'd stop blaming the rest of the world for their problems and, y'know, actually change the system.
Just a thought.