I agree, arming the Saudis is admitting failure. On the other hand, I never said anything about stability or democracy so I don't know who you are responding to. My point is that you think the USA has already lost whatever we are doing, and I think that not only has the fat lady not sung but we are still in Act I Scene I and I will not bet against the USA coming out on top in the long run.
244 arrested in Southern California immigration sting (AP)
from the article: The victory won't be American