Amos Yadlin, former Israeli military intelligence chief, now the head of
its Institute for National Security Studies, suggested in The Washington Post
that President Obama should meet with Israeli leaders to assess how the
United States should support its ally regarding the Iranian nuclear
threat. The wisdom of Yadlin’s suggestion aside, the idea of an Obama
Middle East visit soon is a good one.
If President Obama went to the Middle East next week, he’d steal the headlines, while doing wise commander-in-chief work in an international trouble spot. He might meet with Syrian rebels, Jordanian allies and Israeli leaders, offering help to allies and urging restraint in the highly charged current state.
Win, win. Go now.