These policies are the result of the Blair/Clinton syndrome which guided US policies during the 1990's with the Clinton Presidency. Blair was a failure as a politician, and was rejected for the EU Presidency. Obama's policies will change when he understands the same reality that many "posts" have expressed about the complexity of ME politics. Changing his Secretary of State would be a good start, but failures in politics are seldom acknowledged before elections.
Two Turkish soldiers, five Kurdish militants killed in attack (Reuters)
from the article: Israeli-Palestinian peace isn't the Mideast's magic cure