"A U.S.-supplied missile shield to protect Gulf nations against Iranian attacks will take years to complete, requiring a step-up in regional trust, more U.S. sales of sensitive weapons, and intensive U.S. training to avoid mishaps in the volatile region."
Protecting our enemies against a myth.
The country that DID attack us on 9/11 is now being protected, at great expense, from a country that DID NOT attack anyone since 700 AD.
It's impossible to make analogies to sane times, but I'll try.
May 1942: President Roosevelt builds anti-aircraft systems in Tokyo to protect our dear Japanese friends and allies against attacks from Martian robot warriors.
Comes close, but there's just no way to match this degree of infinite x infinite x infinite wackitude.