Below is a link to a USA Today article that shows the opposite is true. Source for the article was a retired Israeli General. Israel lies cost the US somewhere around $1Trillion plus many thousands of deaths. http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-12-04-israeli-iraq-threat_x.htm
Education Minister Bennett cancels planned appearance at LGBT rally in Tel Aviv (Haaretz)
from the article: Will the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq threaten Saudi Arabia and Israel?