When Iraq attacked Dubai it was then George Bush Sr. that led the coalition that pushed Iraq out. Israel was told to sit tight and not involve herself in any fighting though scud missiles were fired into Israel. The aftermath of that war with Iraq left an unresolved issue with the Bush family. 9/11 led to a reprisal against Afghanistan. The USA should have stayed only in Afghanistan to rebuild that single country. But GW Bush wanted "revenge" ...yes revenge. So that is why the USA is stuck in Iraq. Israel is not responsible for the 2 wars the USA is fighting. al-qaida / Moslem wrath towards the USA has more to do with military army and air force bases on Moslem territory as well as USA propping up oil rich shieks. The USA dictates to Israel. It is not the other way around. The USA always does what is good for the USA. Coaxing friends and allies should not be bullying friends and allies.
Remand of Meir Ettinger, Israel's most wanted Jewish terror suspect, extended (Haaretz)
from the article: Indyk: If Israel manages alone, it can decide alone