"He said Israel 'is our ally and in that we've made a very strong commitment to support Israel, we will support Israel if her security is threatened.'"
Israel is our ally against what enemies? Well, against the Arabs, obviously. And why are the Arabs our enemies? Because we are supporting Israel. Now, tell me again why we need Israel as an ally.
The terrorists didn't attack us for the reason that we are allies of Israel. They attacked us because of the nature of our nation and the spreading culture of America threatens their totalitarian way of life, religious or secular. They hate Israel for the same reason.