While I am disappointed with Obama's impotence in dealing with the region, this is why a Republican president terrifies me. Israel has a long history of taking advantage of US "friendship," and of un-democratic, destabilizing actions in the region. Statements of unconditional support for Israel's recklessness and Jewishness are foolish and in contrast to American ideals. Not to mention- imagine the outrage if a candidate expressed explicit support for an "Islamic State." Not that those don't exist, but it would be political suicide to support the idea.
Death toll from Yemen rebel attack rises to 55 after 10 Saudi troops killed (AP)