I personally don't think that the US will disengage from the middleast no matter who is in office until either A. the oil runs dry B. affordable technology and infastructure is in place for hydrogen power Its a sad, sad thing. I just pray that what many predict is next won't happen, which is military action in Syria and Iran in the near future. What are your thoughts? When will it happen? I know most (myself included) hopes it is soon, but it sure doesn't appear like that wish will be fulfilled.