Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy says the following:
My recommendation to the young member of Congress coming in is get over to China, get over to Asia, as much as you can. Our focus is on the Middle East right now. The important developments that will determine the future prosperity and security of our country are happening in Asia, not in the Middle East.
His comments are at 3:33 minutes of the following video. The video is the fourth of nine youtubes presenting a presentation titled "Engaging China: Practical Strategies for the Congress" held 3/8/7 at the Capitol sponsored by the Committee of 100. The other video parts are available at youtube.