Pete, America is a superpower with global interests, obligations and relationships. If you are "enraged" about a $3b US commitment to Israel to win influence without US troops ever needed in Israel, how do ou feel about the 300b US budget for NATO and troops in Germany to defend Europe ? Are you okay with that ? Is it just Israel that bothers you, where Israel has given the US full rights to captured Russian tanks and aircraft, an Israel destroyed Saddam's nuclear reactor in 1981..... US troops didn't have to deal with that threat.
from the article: Barak, Panetta to announce special U.S. military assistance to Israel