What was so special about this political novice, that he thought he could solve all of these intractable problems on his own?
Instead they are protracted, intractable conflicts worsened by our intervention.
On the left, many see it as a civil rights issue–potentially ameliorating the problem of intractable poverty.
intractable in·trac·ta·ble (ĭn-trāk'tə-bəl)
Difficult to manage or govern; stubborn.
Difficult to alleviate, remedy, or cure.