"As a Christian, I feel it is our (the US's) duty and obligation to protect and support Israel and the Jews whenever and wherever possible."
Your idea could well explain our invasion of Iraq. That WMD argument really never did look very good. Your idea could also explain why we countinue our occupation of that country even after the WMD hoax has been totally discredited. I think, however, that the families our dead soldiers may not fully appreciate the necessity of our support of Israel. Perhaps the administration should level with them.
Your hostility towards the Nation of Israel is barely veiled.
Whatever the justifications published by the Administration for world consumption for the invasion of Iraq, their goals are certainly more broad than simply the benefit of Israel. Unfortunately for those inherently hostile to the Jews who always insist on conspiracy in our Middle East foreign policy, the American government has much more far reaching objectives in that region.
Instead spouting off uneducated comments like in your post, I suggest you read George Friedman's (founder of STRATFOR) America's Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between America and Its Enemies. The organization is well respected in American circles of influence and his detailed analysis will reveal some pretty bold objectives on the part of the Bush Administration for the Middle East. Israel is just another chess piece on their big table.
Unfortunately, strong-arming Israel into a false "peace" with her sworn enemies is part of the wider plan.
As I recall, the entire world thought Iraq had chemical and biological weapons, including anthrax.
After the anthrax letters killed a half dozen people in the US, no one, including the Democrats, wanted to take a chance that Saddam Hussein could simply supply his terrorist buddies (who at the time were living in Baghdad) with anthrax or worst, and send them into America.
That said, I don't recall Bush ever claiming that the US was in immenent danger of direct attack from Iraq, as has been claimed by the libs and the Democrat loonies.
But there WAS a real danger that Hussein could have simply helped many a foreign terrorist or alQaeda member to obtain some dangerous substance, which could have been used to kill thousands of innocent Americans or Europeans.
As for your inference to Israel, are one of those who sees all world events (and Bush decisions) through some suspicion of the Jews.
As for me, I see our Iraq policy as a brilliant start to draining the hate-filled Wahabi swamp which, until the President's bold action, was infecting the Middle East Arab countries.
By lancing that puss filled boil, the infection seems to already be slowly disappating. The world will be better off.
If that helps Israel, that's all the better.