The article refuses to acknowledge the truth as to what goes on.
Foreign Policy, that support for terrorists , is not being set by the President of the United States. It is being set by the deep state this run by the MIC through the CIA. These guys will kill their own Presidents if he or she gets in the way.
It is a fact that in Libya and in Syria the United States of America KNEW it was arming Al Qaeda and terrorist groups. The Parliamentry Committee in the UK made that conclusion.
Intelligence agencies from several Governments were on the ground helping to launch these uprisings and covertly training and arming terrorist groups John McCain sat down and met with these guys..
This did not happen by mistake. They sought these groups and people out just as they did in Afghanistan when they recruited Jihadists to fight the old USSR.They in fact knew they were arming Al Qaeda linked groups even as they claimed Al Qaeda responsible for 9/11.
Mr Porter should stop getting information from books written by the people who participated in these crimes.The perceived "failures" in the Middle east are not due to lack of US power or influence in the region. They are due to their announced policies not being the same as what they really intend . Very much like MS Clinton they have two faces, one presented for Public consumption.
There no conceivable reason a Russia would have more power in the Middle East than a United States of America, yet their publicly pronounced goals in Syria seem closer to fruition. The reason for this is what they announce as their goals are in fact their goals. Rest assured if the US truly wanted The Saudis to stop bombing Yemen or Israel to make a just peace with the Palestinians, they have the power to make it so.