...well controversial since it's coming from me. But just what does Israel do for the U.S.? I'm not ant-Isreal but I am curious just why we need to risk our children's lives for Israel. If we weren't so dependent on ME oil we wouldn't need to be concerned with Israel other than in a humanitarian way. When the shit hits the fan and it likely will in a few weeks and Obama tells us that we will act in conjunction with out allies, we know that our kids will be the bulk of those "allies". If you say they provide intlleigence info, I'm pretty sure that we can get that on our own. But sticking to the question. What doies Israel do for us? And remember, I'm merely playing Devil's' Advocate here so don't jump all over my ass...just answer the question please.