The last time there was peace in the Middle East was . . . never. OK, maybe back in the days of the Pharaohs. But then you might be building a pyramid and where’s the fun in that? Flash forward to modern times and “peace” in the Middle East can be roughly defined as “a predictably perishable period of political stability during which a tyrant controls a country.” Democratic liberty and relative tranquility in a Middle Eastern country that’s used to hundreds if not thousands of years of sectarian violence? We’re working on it. Allegedly. Anyway, the U.S. is supporting the Free Syrian Army with arms, ammo, intel and all the other bits and pieces modern insurgencies require. How great is that?