So this is how the President’s Middle East Peace initiative goes. Obama treks over there, hat in hand, to apologize for America’s chronic evilness. He backs away from supporting Israel. On the heels of the Iraq retreat (oops, “victory”), he declares that war is so 2011 (and it’s all Bush’s fault anyway) so it’s time to trim the military. How does Iran repay our olive branch? Let’s see, they’re threatening to execute an American. They wave their scimitars at the Straits of Hormuz.  And they’re working overtime to build nuclear weapons, just because. For you history buffs, you’ll note this is pretty much the sort of groveling that once-mighty England did on following WWI. You remember how well that worked, don’t you?