Having failed in Benghazi, and with an ongoing disaster still unfolding in New Jersey and Staten Island, His Foolishness is apparently determined to save Americans... in Israel.
A CNN "security blog" reports that
the U.S. is sending warships near Israel
in case evacuation needed.
Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby in the event they are needed to assist Americans leaving Israel in the coming days, according to two U.S. officials.
The officials stressed an evacuation remains an extremely remote possibility and the Obama administration is not currently planning for one. Americans who wish to leave the region now are able to do so using commercial airlines.
But the decision to send the ships even if the event is such a remote contingency underscores the growing concern about where the Israel-Gaza conflict could be headed.
"This is due diligence. It is better to be prepared should there be a need," one official said Monday. Both officials said the ships would be used only for assisting Americans and not for any combat role.
Maybe being in the vicinity of Viet Nam and Cambodia gave Obama this idea, because I don't remember any other American president ever doing anything like this during other wars on Israel.
Asked in Bangkok whether the Arab spring “has made matters worse,” Obama demurred.
"... I don’t think anybody would suggest somehow that it’s unique to democratization in the region that there’s a conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians....”