It is a pretty tough neighborhood but it isn't all blighted. Most of us are more familiar with the dry side of the Persian Gulf but this part of the world wasn't referred to as the fertile crescent for millennia because it was an endless barren wasteland of sand.
In the meantime, I think we'd do well enough to leave them alone for a couple of generations. The nobs keep telling us that we have created a worldwide problem of global warming by burning all the oil under the desert. OK, if the entire area reverts to utter barbarism and we don't get any more oil from there, won't that make the Earth better? It's not like we need oil from the Middle East.
One should always keep in mind that the ones who attacked the United States on 9/11 and unleashed the TSA and Homeland Security upon us all, came from our putative 'friend' in the region, Saudi Arabia.
I say, look on the bright side. The Kingdom won't survive what it unleashed.