It's only fair that I link to Charles Glass's response, in which he argues that
the US should cut all arms sales and military aid to the region. That means withdrawing from Iraq; closing bases in Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain; ending arms deliveries to the reactionary monarchy in Saudi Arabia; and cutting aid to Israel.
Mr. Glass has his own website, which you can find here.
Edward Luttwak has written one of the more persuasive pieces on the Middle East that I've read recently. In short, Luttwak argues that the Middle East is increasingly irrelevant. Given that this is so, he says, we would be better off if we focused more of our attention elsewhere.