Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
This is a pretty naive reading of history. You do realize at that point it was either us (with the British) or the Germans don't you? Many Arabs might've preferred Germany, for obvious reasons.
Guess we should've just let N Africa and the middle east orbit the Axis instead. That would've fixed everything, in a "final solution" sense.
The United States went there after Britain was kicked out. Britain was there decades upon decades before WWI/WWII even started. Britain's motivations for being in the Arab world are similar to ours.
You should read up on Haj Amin al-Husseini, his ties to the Axis powers and what the main reasons for their mutual relationship were. Those are the "obvious reasons."
Drang nach Osten was thwarted immediately and when Rommel was defeated in Africa, that was the end of Germany's quench for oil in the Middle East.