Obama is doing something useful that many supporters of Israel forget to do : point out that a nuclear Iran is a threat to the United States and that we have a national security interest in preventing this. Friends of Israel do it no favors by demanding that the US protect Israel. In fact I think that this mode of debate whips up antisemitism and protects Iran. And if Israel attacks Iran, Israel will be blamed for the economic damage. A perfect antisemetic storm with the help of pro-Israel advocates.
So, what then is Obama actually doing to stop or discourage Iran from producing a nuclear bomb; besides running his mouth, that is?
He now mouths that he “has Israel’s back”. Everybody knows that’s a load of excrement; that he’s going to “go with the Muslims if the winds of war blow in the wrong direction”.
Confusion and chaos has seemed to work for him all his life; but it isn’t good for us.