Thought they could get the US in another prolonged Middle East conflict. Both thought that Iran would be easier for the US than Iraq. Neither cared or currently cares one whit about the US or Iranian casualties that might ensue. So far, no war with Iran by the USA. Israel has lost no troops or civilians to Iran and Iran has lost none to Israel, at least officially. Bush refused to be Olmert's tool and Obama refuses to be Netanyahu's tool, at least with respect to Iran. When it comes to Palestinians, however, Jerusalem sets US policy, not DC.
Saudi king to meet with Obama on Friday amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal (Reuters)