We have more problems to be solved at home than Middle East. It only costs billions to bring a aqua duct from Washington to California and solve the drought problem (actually some problem of too much rain). How much we spend in the wars in ONE day? Trump is talking about increasing the military budget.
Too much or too little of everything is no good as every thing in life.
Without the agricultural advances, a very large portion of the world would go starving. Now, we have the extremes of weather and I do not know what's next.