It is precisely your type of American arrogance, Dave, that makes us despised around the world. And just to correct your skewed sense of history, the way it played out was that when Israel was caught off guard on Yom Kippur and the late Golda (whose balls were bigger than any US or ISraeli head of state after her) went to Nixon and asked for an emergency supply of weapons. Nixon hesitated, and Golda gave him a 24 hour ultimatum and told him basically, "Either you are going to give us conventional weapons NOW or we will have no survival option but to kick it up a notch." Nixon blinked, Golda got - and the rest, as they say, is history.....
from the article: Brzezinski: U.S. should forcibly stop IAF flying over Iraq to reach Iran