The “Barack Obama/John McCain Brigade” strikes again—horribly. The U.S. federal government has sown creative destruction in the Middle East, and the world is reaping the whirlwind. When will the madness end? When profit is removed from war and lust for power is drained from the human heart. In the meantime, Americans could learn from Andrew Bacevich, Daniel Larison, and Joel Veldkamp. Whether evil or stupid, the neocons offer neither safety nor wisdom. Yes, of course, condemn ISIS, but also condemn the root cause: those who have unleashed ISIS in the service of Washington Rules.